Democratic Party Convention Begins in America Today

Democratic Party Convention Begins in America Today

The Democratic Party convention where the presumptive presidential candidate of the Party Mr. Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris will be formally nominated and accepted in what has been described as history-making democratic ticket begins today in the United States of America. The four-day event will witness key star speakers representing different

The Democratic Party convention where the presumptive presidential candidate of the Party Mr. Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris will be formally nominated and accepted in what has been described as history-making democratic ticket begins today in the United States of America.

The four-day event will witness key star speakers representing different segments and interests in American politics who will fire up different support bases of the Democratic Party.

This year’s convention is slightly different from the previous conventions due to the reality of corona virus that has wrecked so much havoc killing almost 170,000 persons with over 5 million testing positive in the United States of America.

It will be a slimmed down convention which will be a mix of live and pre-recorded speeches and highly produced visual elements. It is a parade of stars with persons who have special stories to tell. The event will not have all the razzmatazz and shouts, yellings and banners because of the new nnew normal of a virtual convention.

Different Speakers will take the podium from different locations to rouse the Democrats to action in an election that has been described as ‘no other’. The convention usually provides voters with plans for how the party plans to tackle raging problems of the moment including the issues of coronavirus pandemic and economic decline. It is a preview of what the country is going to look like under the Democratic government.

Leading the pack of Speakers later today will be Mrs Mitchell Obama, wife of America’s 44th President, Barack Obama. She will be joined by Senator Bernie Sanders, a former presidential aspirant, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Governor Andrew Cuomo of state of New York, Governor Gretchen Whitmer of the strategic state of Michigan, Rep Given Moore, former Governor John Kasich of Ohio, Sen Dong Jones and Senator Amy Klobuchar a former presidential aspirant.

On the second day Tuesday, the wife of the Presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Biden, an educator who served as second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She will lead other speakers, who include Sally Yales a former Acting US Attorney General, the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Secretary of State under President Obama, John Kerry.

America’s 44th President, Barack Obama takes the podium on the third day with his oratory prowess and it is expected he would put a lie to some of the propaganda on economic recovery and affordable healthcare otherwise known as Obamacare. Other speakers listed for Wednesday include the presumptive Vice Presidential Candidate Sen Kamala Harris, the hard woman and two-time Speaker of the United State House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and the immediate past presidential candidate of the Party and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who won the majority votes in the 2016 presidential election.

On the grand finale, Thursday, delegates from across America would listen to Senator Cory Booker, who is the first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Governor Gavin Newscom of America’s most populous state of California, Billionaire and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg is an Afghanistan War veteran who served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2020. He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election.

The 77-year old Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden Jr. who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009 will take the floor to give his acceptance speech and unveil policies and programmes of his administration if elected President.

Officially, it is being held in a convention centre in Milwaukee, in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin, from Monday 17 August to Thursday 20 August. Instead of 50,000 people gathering for the traditional calendar with days full of speeches, receptions and rallies, sessions will be streamed from the Democratic Party’s social media channels and aired live on most US news channels.

Party members will at the convention unveil the 2020 Democratic platform, the list of party values and policy priorities which they believe will distinguish them from their rival Republicans.

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