Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports:
The convention to nominate President Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president is going to happen in Jacksonville, but be much smaller than originally planned.
Rather than the 15,000 people originally scheduled to attend the event in Jacksonville next month, the communications director of the Republican National Convention announced Thursday that only about 2,500 people — mostly the regular delegates — will attend the first three days of the event, Aug. 24-26.
On the final night, Thursday, Aug. 27, delegates and alternates can attend with one guest as Trump delivers his acceptance speech.
In a letter to to delegates, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel announces a scaled back convention in FL, noting “adjustments must be made to comply w/ state & local health guidelines,” while hitting NC Gov Roy Cooper, who she says “play[ed] politics with our convention.” (Via @ryanobles)
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