2020 GOP convention host city accepts grant amid virus fears
April 29, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina city slated to host the Republican National Convention voted Monday to accept a federal grant for security-related costs, despite concerns the event may not proceed as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 to accept $50 million from the Justice Department to cover emergency medical services and insurance costs for the convention, which is scheduled to take place from Aug. 24-27, news outlets reported.
The event is expected to draw 50,000 people from across the country to Charlotte's downtown arena and other ve...