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The DNC has been pushed back to Aug. 17

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Milwaukee's 2020 Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to mid-August, as organizers try to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The convention, which had originally been scheduled for July 13-17, will instead take place the week of August 17, a week ahead of the Republican National Convention is Charlotte, N.C.

Convention organizers announced the delay in a news release Thursday morning, though much remains unknown, including how many days the convention will run.

The announcement came shortly after the party’s likely nominee Joe Biden called on the convention to be rescheduled during an appearance on “The Tonight Show.”

“This is the right decision for the safety of those involved in the convention and for Milwaukee,” said Milwaukee Bucks Vice President Alex Lasry, who led Milwaukee's bid to bring the DNC to Fiserv Forum. “An August convention will provide a much-needed economic boost for Milwaukee and Wisconsin as we come out of this unprecedented time.”