The Minnesota state republican party is moving its convention to an online format as the stay at home order continues statewide. The convention was originally slatted to be from May 15-16 in Rochester Minnesota. Minnesota State Chair Jennifer Carhanan stated that:
“Our state convention is comprised of more than 4,000 dedicated grassroots activists from around the state, and as we near our scheduled dates of May 15th & 16th, it has become evident that an in-person convention is no longer doable.”
Under the new plan, delegates will meet online to make endorsements in the U.S. Senate race and pick representatives to attend the Republican National Convention later this year. The Republican National Convention is still set to go on as originally scheduled starting on August 24th in Charlotte North Carolina.
Minnesota state Democrats plan to meet later this week to discuss their convention and possibly make adjustments as it is slated for May 30-31 also in Rochester Minnesota. The Democratic National Convention has already been postponed until August 14th when it is slated to be in Milwaukee Wisconsin
Minnesota is just the latest state to have to adjust its convention as large group gatherings continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.