GOP announces no new 2020 platform, party to ‘enthusiastically support’ Trump agenda
The resolution leaves in place the party’s 2016 platform
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The Republican National Committee issued a resolution stating that due to constraints on the size of this year’s Republican National Convention, it will not be adopting a new party platform, leaving in place the one from 2016.
The resolution says the platform committee would have agreed to continue supporting President Trump and his administration but did not want to have a small group draft a new platform for the party.
“The RNC has unanimously voted to forego the Convention Committee on Platform, in appreciation of the fact that it did not want a small contingent of delegates formulating a new platform without the breadth of perspectives within the ever-growing Republican movement,” the resolution says.
The number of attendees at this year’s convention is limited by state restrictions on gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. At one point, the celebratory part of the convention was going to take place in Jacksonville, Fla., but that was eventually canceled. The main programming of the convention will be centered on the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., according to the Trump campaign.
The official business of the convention is taking place in Charlotte, N.C., beginning Monday morning, with delegates voting to select the party’s nominee for November’s presidential election. Trump won 2,395 total delegates in the GOP primaries, needing just 1,276 to secure the party’s nomination. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld has one delegate.