Biden says Democrats may have to hold 'virtual convention' due to coronavirus

Cheryl Sanders
April 6, 2020

Biden told ABC's "This Week" program on Sunday, quote: "I think we should be thinking about that right now".

"We may not be able to put 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 people in one place and that's very possible", Biden said.

The Democrats already announced last week that they are pushing back their convention from a July 13 start date to August 17 because of fears that the country will still be on lockdown from the coronavirus. Listen to the experts.

Additionally, Morris said that Biden has "shown he's not up to the job", and suggested that if polling were done for Cuomo, it would find him winning in the race for the nomination.

"Well we're going to have to do a convention", Biden told This Week host George Stephanopoulos. The Democratic primary process has largely been put on hold since the outbreak of coronavirus across the the start of March, but Biden still holds a 1,217 to 914 delegate count lead over the Vermont senator.

Biden now leads Sanders by more than 300 delegates - a lead that is expected to grow larger as Wisconsin voters cast their ballots in the primary Tuesday, which has been clouded by legal challenges attempting to delay the vote over concerns for public safety.

On Biden, Carville added, "A lot's going to have to happen to him if he's going to lose this election because if he just stands there and does nothing, he's going to win". In total, 1,991 pledged delegates are needed to secure the Democratic Party presidential nomination to face President Donald Trump in November. "Do what they tell you".

"This is the real issue with the Democratic Party", he said.

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Jay Inslee, governor of Washington state where the virus first took hold on USA soil, said slammed Trump over the White House response.

"We have no contingency plan". Now you're going to ask me, 'Which of the non-viable people do you like best?'" The economist added, "I can't vote for [Biden]. I don't think that's a coincidence.

"Well, we're going to have to do a convention".

Moving the Democratic convention to August - which was under consideration for weeks by top Democratic Party officials - became easier to do after the International Olympic Committee last week postponed the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. "I'm happy to talk to him and I'd just tell him what we found is important to do ... and that is to move swiftly and. we have to move more rapidly", Biden said.

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