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‘It would have been wrong’: Trump bows to pandemic, scraps Republican convention – Sydney Morning Herald

Donald Trump has cancelled plans to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month because of a surge of coronavirus cases.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he addresses delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016.Credit:AP
The Democratic and Republican conventions – where the party nominees are officially anointed – are usually marquee events each presidential year. Attended by thousands of party loyalists from across the country, they feature prime-time speeches and can result in a polling bounce for each party.
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