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Where will the Republican National Convention go? Here's a list of possible cities

Trump said he could no longer speak in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Where will the Republican National Convention go? Here's a list of possible cities
Posted at 12:37 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 17:19:30-04

President Donald Trump has officially decided he will not accept the Republican nomination in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The president's decision, announced in a late night tweet, is the result of Trump wanting to host a more traditional convention, while Gov. Roy Cooper worried about COVID-19 concerns.

Gov. Cooper said in response "protecting public health and safety during this pandemic is a priority."

Where could the convention go?

A number of US cities have been floated as possible alternatives, and it is likely republicans will chose a state run by a republican governor.

Nashville, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Jacksonville are possible cities. Arizona and Georgia are also being privately mentioned.

Republican officials confirmed Nashville, Tennessee will be toured later this week.

The convention is scheduled for August 24-27.

Could Charlotte still have some role?

The Republican National Convention and the City of Charlotte have a contract in place to host the event. As a result, a portion of the convention may still take place there, although it remains unclear.

Charlotte officials tweeted out their concern late Tuesday: