US Republican Party re-nominates Donald Trump and Mike Pence as Presidential, Vice Presidential candidates
The Republican National Convention (RNC) has formally re-nominated President Donald Trump as the party’s Presidential candidate for the November 3 election.
Mr Trump, who faces a formidable challenge from former Democratic vice president Joe Biden, is scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House on 27th of August.
The once in four-year GOP (Grand Old Party) convention is being held in virtual mode due to the raging Coronavirus pandemic. A small part of the official business of the convention is being held at Charlotte in North Carolina.
Mr Trump was re-nominated following a roll call of votes from elected Republican Party delegates from all the 50 states yesterday. Vice President Mike Pence, was also re-nominated as his running mate. Mr Pence made a surprise appearance at Charlotte where the roll call vote was done. He will deliver his formal acceptance speech on Wednesday.