Analysts weigh in on RNC and political power it could have on general election

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With the Republican National Convention coming to Wisconsin, you might be wondering if political conventions have the power to sway undecided voters in the state.

CBS 58 spoke with a political expert who provided political analysis; Kenneth Mayer of the University Wisconsin-Madison weighed in on the matter.

"This is a marker of Milwaukee being important and Wisconsin being significant in the 2024 election." said Mayer.

The analysis goes on to say, "these site selections are done thoughtfully, intentionally and strategically."

The question now stands: How much influence will this convention hold over the general election?

"It's not as if the RNC holds the convention in Milwaukee and suddenly the convention in Milwaukee changes from a 70-30 democrat city to a 60-40 republican city, that’s not the intention." said Mayer.

The announcement Friday, Aug. 5 was just the start.

Mayer goes on to say, "we are two years away it's not as if this is going to happen in a month and there are a lot of things that can happen between now and Aug. of 2024."

Ultimately, the general election will come down to the candidates running, and not their party's convention, according to Mayer.

"It’s the voters who will make the ultimate decision about both the 2024 nominee and the election."

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