Trump’s grand GOP convention plans shrink as virus surges

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ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plans for a grand convention keep shrinking. The Republican National Committee announced Thursday that it is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month. As the GOP looks for ways to move forward while coronavirus cases are spiking in the state, party leader Ronna McDaniel said in a letter to RNC members that only the roughly 2,500 regular delegates to the convention would be permitted to attend the first three nights. Delegates, their guests and alternate delegates would be allowed for the final night, Aug. 27, when Trump is set to deliver his acceptance speech. The GOP had already moved most of the convention from Charlotte, North Carolina,
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