This past Saturday, the North Carolina Republican Party hosted their first three virtual District Conventions. The initial District Conventions included District 8, District 7, and District 2. The Districts converted to Virtual formats due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the NC state-wide Shelter-in-Place order, and concerns for the health and safety of Convention participants.
The Districts each used a combination of audio and online voting components. Each District hosted several speakers on their calls including, but not limited to, representatives from the Trump-Pence Campaign, Lt Governor Dan Forest, state-wide Judicial Candidates, Council of State Candidates and Congressional Candidates.
NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley says: "We are very pleased with our first round of Virtual District Conventions. Each of our three District Chairs and their teams did a fantastic job to handle online credentialing and registration, then did an awesome job hosting the Conventions - all of it done remotely. With hundreds of delegates, guests and speakers on each call, we were able to hear speeches, get updates and vote for candidates just like we would have at a physical convention."
The NCGOP will be holding the remaining ten District Conventions later this month.
- Contact: Jeff Hauser