Final day of 2020 DNC: Biden to accept Democratic nomination

NOW: Final day of 2020 DNC: Biden to accept Democratic nomination

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The 2020 Democratic National Convention will come to a close on Thursday, August 20 after former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the nomination and speaks.

Before Biden takes the stage, several others will speak including Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Chris Coons, and the Biden Family.

The theme for Day 4 is 'America’s Promise'. According to the DNC website, Biden is expected to speak about his vision for uniting America and moving forward.

Thursday morning, top national and state Democratic leaders met virtually to recap day three of the event. They said they are happy with how day three went, and call former President Barack Obama's speech very compelling. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder were the big national names that spoke at the breakfast. 

State leaders like Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes also spoke. 

Everyone who spoke talked about how they feel it's critical to get out the vote so they can get former Vice President Joe Biden elected. 

Holder has worked with Biden and thinks he has the experience to be an effective president. 

"I sat with him the situation room as we discussed manners of national security alongside him during some incredibly turbulent times in the country and when you spend that much time with somebody and under those circumstances you learn a lot about them. He’s exactly who he seems to be. He’s a good decent guy with a big heart and a commitment to this country and listens to good ideas and he acts in the best interest of America,” Holder said. 

Democrats will meet again after the convention to recap the night and the week. 

A full schedule of events and more information can be found on the 2020 DNC website. 

Share this article: