This is how the first virtual convention of the Democratic Party will take place

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This is how the first virtual convention of the Democratic Party will take place




Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, for the first time, will receive formal support from their party, but virtually. | Photo: AFP


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Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, for the first time, will receive formal support from their party, but virtually. | Photo: AFP


For the first time in history the Democratic Party will start this Monday virtually, your National Convention to formally nominate your candidate for the elections presidential elections in the United States (EU).

However, unlike other occasions, this convention will not be held in the middle of crowds, but rather virtual way.

He Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harrisfor the first time, they will receive formal support from their party, but virtual way.

Why will it be done virtually?

The situation that is lived in ME for him new coronavirus COVID-19, has forced the Democratic Party to modify the development of this convention, suppressing the face-to-face meeting scheduled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and turning it into a series of speeches online which will have a total duration of two hours.

When will the Democratic National Convention be held?

The national convention will begin this Monday 17 and will end next Thursday, August 20 with a broadcast schedule from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., US East Coast Time.

An online event



The situation in the United States due to the new coronavirus COVID-19 has forced the Democratic Party to modify the development of this convention, suppressing the face-to-face meeting. Photo: AFP


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The situation in the United States due to the new coronavirus COVID-19 has forced the Democratic Party to modify the development of this convention, suppressing the face-to-face meeting. Photo: AFP

The former vice president, Joe Biden, who has gathered the necessary delegates to obtain the formal nomination of the Democratic Party in these elections, will not attend Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Instead, Biden will virtually accept your nomination and will give a speech scheduled for next Thursday, the candidate is expected to offer these words from his home state, Delaware.

Who will speak at this virtual convention?

The former candidate Bernie Sanders, the former first lady Michelle Obama and the republican John Kasich, former governor of Ohio, are among the personalities who will offer a few words to support the candidacy of Joe Biden.

What is the importance of the national convention?

The importance of this virtual convention is that it allows the Democratic Party expose their platforms and convince undecided or independent voters to elect Biden as the next president, not just their voter base.

How and where to follow this event?

The event can be followed through the convention official website, which offers different possibilities to tune in: from the website itself, to links that redirect to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, to downloadable applications on smart TVs.

Democratic Party Convention per day



Joe Biden is expected to deliver his acceptance speech for the nomination from Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: AFP


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Joe Biden is expected to deliver his acceptance speech for the nomination from Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: AFP

Monday August 17

  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Democratic Candidate Amy Klobuchar
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
  • Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
  • Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto

Tuesday, August 18

  • Joe Biden’s doctor and wife, Jill Biden
  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • New York Senator Chuck Schumer

Wednesday 19 August

  • Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris
  • Former President Barack Obama
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
  • Former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton
  • Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (who was on the list of potential vice presidential candidates)

Thursday August 20

As an official candidate, it is expected that Joe Biden Deliver your acceptance speech for the nomination from Wilmington, Delaware.

In addition to him, the interventions of:

  • New Jersey Senator Cory Booker
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom
  • the Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Keisha Lance Bottoms
  • Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • businessman Andrew Yang

How will the delegates vote?

Delegates are people chosen to represent their state, territory, or Democrats abroad.

To win the nomination of the Democratic Party, a presidential candidate must receive el support of the majority of the committed delegates in the first vote: 1,991 committed delegates.

If the convention is contested and goes to a second ballot or more, the automatic delegates, commonly called “superdelegates,” will be allowed to vote and a candidate must receive the majority support of all delegates; that is, 2,375.5 votes.

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