Wrap Up: RNC 2020

  Emails on RNC highlight the ways delegates failed to follow guidelines

In an email sent to Mecklenburg County Commissioners after the RNC, Public Health Director Gibbie Harris highlighted the biggest disappointments from the convention.

  Franklin Graham gives prayer at 2020 Republican National Convention

  AP FACT CHECK: Pence presses a distorted case on economy

Second lady Karen Pence: “Let’s honor our heroes”

Lou Holtz urges Americans to “show up in November”

Kellyanne Conway portrays Trump as champion of working women

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn: “Heroes can’t be canceled”

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  Group of N.C. Republicans come out in support of Joe Biden

  25-year-old N.C. congressional candidate says ‘MLK’s dream is our dream’ during RNC speech

‘She still can’t speak English,’ Bette Midler tweets during Melania Trump’s RNC speech

  Scaled-down RNC gives glimpse of what future group gatherings could look like

  South Carolina takes center stage on first night of Republican National Convention

  Anti-Trump billboard catches attention in uptown Charlotte, there’s more to it than just politics

Nick Sandmann speaks at RNC on cancel culture, the ‘outraged mob’ and his smile in that photo

Sandmann spoke 20 months after videos surfaced of an incident involving him at the March for Life in Washington DC.

Cissie Graham Lynch, Billy Graham’s granddaugther, calls Trump ‘fierce advocate’ of faith during RNC speech

Cissie Graham Lynch, the daughter of Franklin Graham and the granddaughter of Billy Graham, will speak Tuesday night at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

  WHAT TO WATCH: Melania, Pompeo and Trump at GOP convention

First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are the featured speakers Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.

  Delegates respond to criticism after some seen not wearing masks at RNC

One day after the Republican National Convention was held in Charlotte, we’re learning health safeguards that were put in place, may have stopped some delegates who had the coronavirus from attending the convention.

Masks are required at RNC 2020 in Charlotte. But many are not wearing one.

  Trump, Pence speak as Charlotte-portion of RNC ends

  ‘Most important election in the history of our country.’ President Trump speaks on day one of RNC

Mike Pence pushes Trump reelection at RNC: ‘America needs 4 more years'

  Air Force One arrives in Charlotte on first day of RNC

One arrested after ‘unlawfully’ entering security perimeter near RNC in Charlotte

RNC 2020 updates: What to know in Charlotte on August 24

The Republican National Convention’s main business, including the roll call nomination of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, is scheduled to take place Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center.

  Road closures, vehicle checkpoints underway ahead of scaled-down RNC convention in Charlotte

A checkpoint for a scaled-down RNC is underway along E. Morehead Street at S. Tryon Street. You must be a RNC attendee, a rideshare or taxi driver, a repair service worker, or live or work in the secured perimeter to pass through the checkpoint.

  Protests continue in uptown as Trump eyes Monday’s visit to Charlotte for RNC start

Protesters continued to march and push back at police officers on Sunday, marking the third night in a row of aggressive rallies.

Tillis will be a no-show Monday when Trump thanks RNC delegates in Charlotte

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., will be a no-show Monday when Trump stops at the Charlotte Convention Center to thank the 336 RNC delegates meeting there for nominating him to a second term.

Trump campaign unveils 2020 Republican National Convention speakers

The convention, themed "Honoring the Great American Story," will close Thursday with Mr. Trump delivering a speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination from the White House.

RNC delegates meeting in Charlotte map out what Trump has to do to win

As they prepare to renominate President Donald Trump on Monday morning in Charlotte, Republican delegates from around the country sound bullish about his chances of winning a second term.

RNC 2020 live updates: What to know in Charlotte on August 23

Air Force One is scheduled to land in Charlotte at 11:45 a.m.

  Multiple people arrested as protesters gather against the RNC in Charlotte

Police have arrested at least one person as protesters gathered against the Republican National Convention in Charlotte Friday night.

President Trump to come to Charlotte on Monday

It’s not known what the president’s plans in Charlotte are after landing.

  WBTV security analyst speaks about Republican National Convention

WBTV Security Analyst Karl de la Guerra speaks about Republican National Convention.

Bill O’Reilly, Britney Spears and celebrations galore: The parties that went poof at RNC

Those events promised to be among the highlights of a Republican National Convention week that would have been.

  RNC delegates arrive in Charlotte, health leaders and local businesses prepare for Monday

Delegates for the Republican National Convention began arriving in Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

  Delegates begin to arrive in Charlotte for Republican National Convention

Delegates from the Republican Party began to arrive in Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

Charlotte activists will hold ‘Resist RNC 2020’ event in Marshall Park on Monday

As delegates of the Republican National Convention wrap up their meetings in Charlotte on Monday, local activists and community leaders will hold a “Resist RNC 2020” block party in Marshall Park.

  Police prepare for RNC; uptown businesses aren’t expecting major impacts

You might have seen a helicopter weaving between buildings in uptown Wednesday morning, which was part of the RNC security sweep getting ready for the event.

  RNC delegates isolate, take home COVID-19 tests before travel to Charlotte

Delegates and employees attending the Republican National Convention in Charlotte next week have already begun taking enhanced health precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus at the 2020 RNC.

  Road closures, security restrictions outlined for RNC 2020 in Charlotte

Officials have released information outlining the road closures, restricted parking zones, local travel access/checkpoints; and changes to public transportation during the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC), Aug. 24 in Charlotte.

Nick Sandmann to speak at RNC next week

'I can’t tell you all enough about how excited I am to be apart of this years RNC!' the Covington Catholic graduate said in a tweet

  Aerial radiation measurements to be conducted over Charlotte ahead of RNC 2020

Low-altitude helicopter flights will be conducted over downtown Charlotte and areas in and around Yorkmount on Aug 20 and 21 in preparation for the upcoming convention.

Judge: Charlotte does not have to reveal security purchases ahead of RNC

After Charlotte accepted the bid for the RNC, social justice groups — like SAFE Coalition NC — have asked city council members to require Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to reveal what money from a $50 million federal grant would be spent on.

Trump says he will accept GOP nomination at the White House

President Trump said Thursday that he will deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination for president at the White House

  UNC Charlotte political science professor speaks about conventions, potential impact on voters

WBTV spoke to Dr. Eric Heberlig, a professor of political science and public administration at UNC-Charlotte, regarding the upcoming conventions.

  What’s the actual business of the RNC?

In Charlotte there will only be about 500 visitors, sticking strictly to business of the party. Which is just about as exciting as it sounds.

Presidential nomination to be livestreamed during 2020 RNC in Charlotte

The presidential nomination will be livestreamed during the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte.

  RNC relays health protocols to Charlotte City Council

Instead of the thousand originally expected to attend the RNC expects only 500 or so delegates and visitors will actually attend for the business meetings.

2020 Republican National Convention designated ‘no drone zone’ by federal officials

Federal officials have designated the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte as a “no drone zone”.

  RNC plans for business meeting at Westin, NC officials still have COVID-19 questions

NC DHHS officials still have questions about how RNC officials will make sure people are following mask requirements and social distancing guidelines.

RNC announces health protocols for official convention business in Charlotte

Officials have announced the health protocols for the official business of the 2020 Republican National Convention taking place in Charlotte amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Three weeks before the RNC, we know a little more about it (but only a little)

Three weeks before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Charlotte, details are just emerging about what will happen - though not where.

  Lara Trump speaks to WBTV about upcoming election, Republican National Convention

Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, spoke to WBTV in a Zoom interview Thursday afternoon, discussing the upcoming 2020 presidential election and Republican National Convention.

Sources: Trump to accept RNC nomination in Charlotte, but local leaders still in the dark

Republican sources have confirmed to WBTV that plans are in in the works for President Donald Trump to accept his nomination in Charlotte during a portion of the Republican National Convention in August.

  Trump Campaign member speaks about possible presidential nomination acceptance in Charlotte

WBTV spoke with Marc Lotter, the director of strategic communications for the Trump Presidential Campaign, in a Skype interview Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Cooper: Trump welcome in N.C. for RNC, but no plans laid out

Governor Roy Cooper addressed speculation Tuesday that President Donald Trump may come to North Carolina after all for a portion of the Republican National Convention.

  Mayor Lyles: Charlotte committed to host scaled-down RNC, no intention to expand

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles says the city is committed to hosting a significantly scaled-down Republican National Convention in August and has no intention to expand the event.

  President Trump canceling Florida part of RNC 2020 due to coronavirus ‘flare up'

President Donald Trump is cancelling the Jacksonville, Florida portion of the Republican National Convention due in part to the coronavirus.

  CMPD offers help with RNC planning in Jacksonville

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they’re talking with law enforcement in Jacksonville about preparations for the Republican National Convention.

GOP restricts RNC attendance in Florida over coronavirus fears

The GOP moved the convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, after Charlotte officials ruled out a full-capacity crowd because of the pandemic.

  New CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings sworn into office

The newest Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings was sworn in at a ceremony Wednesday morning.

States reverse openings, require masks amid virus resurgence

The United States on Monday reported 38,800 newly confirmed infections, with the total surpassing 2.5 million.

  CMPD Chief Kerr Putney retiring effective July 1: ‘It’s time'

Charlotte has named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s newest chief of police: Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings.

Republicans gone? Democrats could host a convention event in Charlotte, CNN says

Charlotte, which lost most of the Republican National Convention last week, could get part of the Democratic convention, CNN reported Thursday.

  Between RNC and All-Star Race, greater Charlotte area stands to lose millions in tourism dollars

Two major events that were supposed to boost the greater Charlotte economy have moved out of the state. First the Republican National Convention moved to Jacksonville, Florida and then NASCAR’s All-Star Race set for mid-July is moving to Tennessee. Both events expected to bring in tourism dollars

The RNC is gone, leaving Charlotte to sort out millions in contract liabilities

Republican officials announced last week that they’re moving most of the August convention, prompting the host committee to lash out over what it called “broken promises.”

  RNC announces Jacksonville, Fla. as host to celebratory part of 2020 convention, City of Charlotte responds

President Donald Trump will officially celebrate his acceptance of the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in Jacksonville, Florida at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

  'Stop Pretending’: RNC moves to Jacksonville, Fla. in all but name

In a letter sent to the City of Charlotte and other stakeholders in the Republican National Convention, The Republican National Committee announced that the majority of the convention speeches and people attending them will move to Jacksonville, while a much smaller set of business meetings is still

Charlotte’s GOP convention, 2 years in the planning, will now last a single day

It was once expected to span four days, bring in 50,000 people and pump more than $150 million into Charlotte’s economy. Now the Republican National Convention will last just a single day in Charlotte before moving on.

  RNC votes for ‘scaled back’ official business in Charlotte, no final decision made on site for celebration

On Wednesday night, CNN reported the RNC executive committee unanimously approved a plan to “significantly scale down the convention proceedings that will take place in Charlotte later this summer.”

NC Republicans abandon effort to keep Trump in Charlotte

A proposal by a North Carolina state legislator to keep President Donald Trump in Charlotte for the Republican National Convention will not go up for a vote.

GOP lawmakers push bill to keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina

It is largely symbolic as Cooper is likely to reject it and Republicans are unlikely to have the votes to override a veto.

RNC representative tours Savannah as possible venue for 2020 Republican National Convention

A representative from the Republican National Committee toured the Savannah Convention Center as a possible site for the 2020 Republican National Convention on Monday morning.

  Numbers game: RNC official won’t say if they offered to scale down convention

In an interview with WBTV, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said having fewer people at RNC nomination ceremony was “on the table” but refused to say just how many.

  Charlotte, RNC working out details of “official business” convention

In a statement released Thursday evening the city said it plans to meet with RNC officials again on Monday to hammer out more details.

  RNC: Trump celebration to be held in another city, ‘official business’ may still be held in Charlotte

On May 26, President Trump gave Gov. Cooper one week to make a decision about allowing full attendance at the Republican National Convention before considering other locations for the convention.

  Charlotte still planning for RNC as possibility of lawsuits looms

Charlotte City Attorney Patrick Baker said that the city is still planning to host the Republican National Convention despite comments made by President Donald Trump on Twitter that republicans would be seeking another state to host the convention.

  Trump: RNC ‘forced to seek another state’ after N.C. gov. says full convention ‘unlikely’ in Charlotte

On May 26, President Trump gave Gov. Cooper one week to make a decision about allowing full attendance at the Republican National Convention before considering other locations for the convention.

George Floyd protests revive worries about violence at Republican National Convention

With violent protests erupting across the country almost nightly, some are wondering whether the unrest could be a preview of what’s to come on the streets of Charlotte if the city ends up hosting the Republican National Convention.

RNC responds to N.C. health leaders over safety conditions for 2020 convention

North Carolina health leaders responded Friday to a letter sent to Governor Roy Cooper by the Republican National Committee detailing safety conditions for an August convention in Charlotte.

NC responds to RNC letter detailing safety conditions for 2020 convention

North Carolina health leaders responded Friday to a letter sent to Governor Roy Cooper by the Republican National Committee detailing safety conditions for an August convention in Charlotte.