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GOP Chair Says A Lot of States Have Inquired About Hosting Convention

A number of states have called to inquire about hosting the Republican National Convention amid concern about social distancing restrictions at the scheduled site in North Carolina, the partys chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, said May 26.

Republican officials say they want to keep the convention in Charlotte but are balking because of Democratic Gov. Roy Coopers refusal to make promises about the gathering being able to “fully occupy” the convention space in August.

“The president is right to say to the governor, you need to assure us before we lock in all these hotel rooms and we bring all of this revenue to your state that youre going to let us have this convention,” McDaniel said, during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“Theres a lot of states that are calling the president right now saying, Hey, why dont you bring that revenue to our state.'”

Cooper hasnt given the assurances that party officials say they need.

“Every state we talk to is saying, We want to nominate the president here. Theyre so excited to have that,” McDaniel said later. “But this governor is up for reelection; he hasnt given us the assurances we need.

“We need to be able to move forward in a concrete way.”

Indoor gatherings in North Carolina are currently capped at 10 people under harsh restrictions meant to slow the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

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President Donald Trump, right, participates in a briefing about Hurricane Dorian with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper aboard Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C., on Sept. 9, 2019. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

“State health officials are working with the RNC and will review its plans as they make decisions about how to hold the convention in Charlotte,” a Cooper spokesperson said in a statement to The Epoch Times.

“North Carolina is relying on data and science to protect our states public health and safety.”

Answers will have to come “sooner rather than later,” a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee (RNC) told The Epoch Times, “or we will be forRead More From Source