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Democrats set to take next steps toward virtual convention

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Democrats are making new moves toward a virtual presidential nominating convention this August.

Party officials are preparing to grant convention organizers in Milwaukee the authority to design a convention that won't require delegates to attend in person.

The influential Rules & Bylaws panel will start the process Tuesday with a resolution that grants "maximum flexibility" to the convention organizing committee to set up a gathering that "guarantees every delegate can accomplish their official business without putting their own health at risk."

The resolution underscores how much the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the 2020 presidential election and every aspect of American life. 

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