Republicans ban media from party convention ‘due to coronavirus’

Irish Times | Aug 2, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • The vote to renominate Donald Trump for US president at the Republican Convention is to be held in private later this month without members of the press present.
  • If the party’s decision stands, it will mark the first nominating convention in modern history to be closed to reporters.
  • The subset of delegates in Charlotte will be casting proxy votes on behalf of the more than 2,500 official delegates to the convention.