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The Democratic National Convention is moving to August

This year's DNC in Milwaukee now goes down the week of August 17.


Like seemingly every other planned big event in the country, this year's Democratic National Convention has been pushed back a while—to the week of August 17, to be exact. The convention was originally slotted to kick off July 13 and was expected to bring an estimated 50,000 out-of-towners to Milwaukee, many of them packing in the brand-new Fiserv Forum. (In fact, it was such a big deal that we created a nifty brewery crawl through the home of the 2020 DNC—the beloved metropolis we call Milwaukee is also known as Brew City—and hailed it as one of the most exciting things to do in the USA in 2020.) 

Yesterday, Joe Biden told Jimmy Fallon, during a virtual interview for The Tonight Show, "I doubt whether the Democratic Convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July. I think it's going to have to move into August." And today, that gut feeling proved true, with convention CEO Joe Solmonese saying, "In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention." The delay in DNC festivities now puts it just a week before the Republican National Convention, which is still expected to happen the week of August 24 in Charlotte. Prepare—for now—to witness back-to-back conventions, and check out Biden's at-home Tonight Show interview below:    

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