As reported at Ballot Access News, the Green Party has decided to move its 2020 national convention from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan to the virtual world. The originally scheduled dates of July 9 through July 12 remain in place for the event.
This comes as Wayne State University says it will not be able to accommodate the party in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has put most of the nation on lockdown since mid-March.
Other parties have also had to rethink holding traditional national conventions. Last month, the Constitution Party chose to move next week’s national convention to cyberspace. The Libertarian Party will decide what to do about its national convention, according to paulie, at a zoom meeting May 2.
Unlike those two parties, the Green Party has held binding presidential primaries with delegates to the national convention at stake. Currently, union leader and longtime Green activist and party co-founder Howie Hawkins leads all other Green Party presidential candidates with 71 of the 202 delegates required for the nomination. Youngstown Board of Education member Dario Hunter trails with 27 delegates.