NDGOP Has Convention Contention as Executive Committee Votes to Cancel

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney welcomes delegates to the NDGOP convention Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

MINOT, N.D. — If coronavirus weren’t a thing right now, the North Dakota Republican Party would be holding their state convention next weekend, March 27 – 28, in Bismarck.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 is a very real thing, and the NDGOP is grappling with what to do.

And, since we’re talking about a political party, political considerations are getting in the way.

The North Dakota Democrats have already canceled their convention.

Meanwhile, the Republicans, who can typically count on a delegate count in the 1,600 to 1,800 range in a presidential election year, don’t even have 1,000 signed up yet for a convention that, as I write this, is still technically scheduled to happen.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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