Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel and Republican National Convention President Marcia Lee Kelly sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper saying the GOP is preparing for a full convention on August 24.
“A full convention entailed 19,000 delegates, alternate delegates, staff, volunteers, elected officials, and guests inside the Spectrum Center. In order to house and feed them, we needed full hotels and restaurants and bars at capacity,” the GOP officials said in their letter of the original plan.
GOP officials said masks will be available upon request. However, wearing face coverings will not be mandatory for convention attendees. They also state in the letter they will temperature checks and provide “enhanced sanitization of public areas.”
McDaniel and Kelly also reminded the Governor that this is a time sensitive issue, “We need to know by Wednesday, June 3 if we will be able to do so. Otherwise, we will immediately need to begin making modifications as to how the Convention will proceed,”
Read the full letter below
The RNC has demonstrated our commitment to holding a safe and successful convention in Charlotte.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 30, 2020
We are hopeful Governor Cooper will finally give us the guidance we need to do so. pic.twitter.com/6IwYBPaJ4A