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GOP To Look At Potential Alternative Sites For Convention

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Organizers of the Republican National Convention say they will begin visiting potential alternative sites after North Carolina’s governor told them in a letter that the COVID-19 pandemic means they must prepare for a scaled-back event if they want it in Charlotte. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a letter to the top convention organizer and the national GOP chairwoman that “planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity.” Later, when asked by reporters about the GOP response, Cooper said it was unlikely that virus trends will allow a full-scale nominating convention for President Donald Trump to proceed in Charlotte.