RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper, after determining their mass gathering event was not consistent enough with the Democrats’ political agenda to allow for during a pandemic, ran the 2020 RNC out of it’s chosen venue in Charlotte by vaguely threatening to restrict how many people could come and what they could do.
So, true to his word, President Donald Trump and the RNC moved forward with finding another state to host their economically beneficial super-event. Now, reports suggest the RNC has chosen Jacksonville, Florida.
“Republicans expect to move their national convention from Charlotte to Jacksonville, Fla., […] according to three senior Republican sources.
The decision could change, the Republicans cautioned, but as of now, officials are on track to announce the new location as early as Thursday.
“Several cities are still being considered. No final decision has been made,” a GOP source told WRAL News, quoting a Republican National Committee official. “Convention officials are touring Phoenix, Savannah, [Ga.,] Dallas and Jacksonville this week, and we have been in conversations with several other potential locations.”
Jacksonville has been Republicans’ top choice for days, after Trump told North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, that he needed an answer about whether Charlotte could accommodate the convention in August with a promise that there would not be social distancing.
Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, where Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is an ally of Trump. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is a former Florida Republican Party chairman. […]”
Florida was one of the first states moving to reopen its economy after the height of the Pandemic Panic, catching criticism from lockdown proponents and serving as fodder for fear mongering about giant second waves of COVID-19 overhwleming hospitals. That didn’t happen, as you’ve probably noticed, just as it hasn’t really happened in any of the multiple states that have reopened.
So Florida is happy to host a huge MAGA-filled convention to nominate President Trump and launch the Great American Comeback.
Governor Cooper? He’s too focused on threatening racetracks in Alamance County to prove his power and helping to mainstream radical social justice movements with Orwellian task forces on ‘racial equity.’