Michigan Republican Party makes 2020 spring convention a virtual gathering

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 11:21:39-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Michigan Republican Party announced Monday its 2020 spring convention will go virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The convention, scheduled for June 13, will have delegates and alternatives voting to approve Michigan's at-large delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention. They will also elect the party's committeman and committeewoman.

It was originally scheduled for April but moved to a virtual format.

“On June 13, the Michigan Republican Party will show Governor Gretchen Whitmer that no matter how many executive orders she passes, she can’t shut us down.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “While we had hoped to kick off the 2020 election in a different way, our virtual convention will not only protect the safety of our delegates and alternates, but also help us lay the groundwork to reelect President Trump in 2020. I look forward to leading this historic convention.”

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