Republicans formally nominate President Donald Trump for re-election bid with in-person roll call vote

Republicans set to formally nominate President Donald Trump with in-person roll call vote
Posted at 9:34 AM, Aug 24, 2020

Republicans officially nominated President Donald Trump for re-election Monday during an in-person roll call vote at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.

Trump cruised to victory in the GOP primary, as is typical for an incumbent president in a re-election primary. Trump picked up nearly every available delegate in his campaign, losing just a single delegate to former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

The roll call vote was one of the few in-person events scheduled for the four-day RNC. Prior to the pandemic, Charlotte was scheduled to host all events relating to the convention, but Trump later said he would move portions of the convention to Jacksonville, Florida, citing North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's hesitancy to lift lockdown restrictions. Trump later canceled the Florida portions of the RNC as cases and deaths in the state spiked.

Democrats held a completely virtual convention last week, which included an entirely remote roll-call vote.

The nightly programming of the RNC begins on Monday evening at 8:30 p.m, with politicians and other prominent Republicans giving speeches from across the country. Monday's program will be headlined by Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina).