RNC 2020

Mayor Vi Lyles spoke at Monday's council meeting.
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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles is defending City Council’s closed-door session last month during which the city’s contract to host the 2020 Republican National Convention was discussed.

Charlotte City Council members prepared to vote late Monday afternoon on whether to finalize contracts for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
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The city of Charlotte recently released a summary of the City Council’s closed session two weeks ago to discuss the possibility of pulling out of its contract to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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The Charlotte City Council Monday night approved a resolution that condemned President Trump, saying he used “racist and xenophobic language.”

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A year ago, the Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 to host the 2020 Republican National Convention – as liberal activists implored them to reject it.


The Republican National Convention will utilize the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte.
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The local host committee for the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte announced Wednesday that Louis Dejoy will lead its fundraising efforts.

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The Republican National Committee announced Monday that its nominating convention in Charlotte will be held Aug. 24-27.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said he will wait until after the 2020 Republican National Convention to disclose what CMPD buys with a $50 million federal security grant.

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Following a weeks-long public debate, a heated city council meeting and a final stamp of approval that came Friday, Charlotte will host the 2020 Republican National Convention. But, throughout the debate, city leaders were tight-lipped on details of the event contracts. Now, bid documents and signed agreements give a deeper understanding of how the convention will be run, planned and paid for.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Now that Charlotte has been chosen to host the 2020 Republican convention, how do we get ready? Mike Collins talks with some of the people tasked with executing the city's second political convention in less than a decade.

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Pressure was building on social media against the bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention before Monday’s vote with Democrats complaining there wasn’t enough debate about the bid ahead of time. That boiled over in last night’s council hearing and protests at the government center.

Mayor Vi Lyles speaks during Monday's special council meeting to vote on the city's bid for the Republican National Convention in 2020.
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After a debate that Mayor Vi Lyles called one of the most difficult of her career, a divided Charlotte City Council voted 6 to 5 Monday to support the city's bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. The council's endorsement comes as the Republican National Committee prepares to meet in Austin, Texas this week to choose between Charlotte and Las Vegas.

Former state Senator Malcolm Graham was among a number of Democrats that were voicing opposition to the bid for the Republican National Convention.
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Leaders of several Democratic groups predicted protests and other forms of unrest if Charlotte hosts the Republican National Convention in 2020. The groups held a press conference Monday in front of the Government Center to voice their opposition to the city's bid.

The Charlotte City Council heard from more than 130 people discussing their support or opposition for the Republican National Convention in 2020.
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The Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 in a show of support for the city’s bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention after a week of heated debate among council members over the merits of hosting the convention.