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Joe Biden Won't Travel To Milwaukee For Democratic National Convention

Citing coronavirus concerns, the former vice president will make his acceptance speech from his home in Delaware.
Posted at 5:14 AM, Aug 06, 2020

Joe Biden won't be heading to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic nomination, citing worsening coronavirus conditions in Wisconsin. 

The Democratic National Convention Committee confirmed the decision in a press release Wednesday.

Instead, the former vice president will accept the nomination and address the nation virtually from his home state of Delaware.

Other speakers scheduled to attend the Democratic National Convention have also canceled their travel plans.

DNC chair Tom Perez referenced the virus in making the announcement, saying, "We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives."