Today, the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) announced that they will be holding their 2020 Spring Convention on June 13th and have adopted a virtual format for the convention. Delegates and alternates to the convention will be voting on the approval of Michigan’s at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention. They will also be electing Michigan’s Republican National Committeeman and Committeewoman.
The convention, which had been scheduled for April, was moved to a virtual format to protect the health and safety of delegates, alternates, staff and grassroots activists. With little to no clarity from Governor Whitmer as to when she will allow such events to take place, MRP decided to move forward with holding convention in June so that delegates can make proper travel arrangements for the Republican Nation Convention in August.
“On June 13, the Michigan Republican Party will show Governor Gretchen Whitmer that no matter how many executive orders she passes, she can’t shut us down.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “While we had hoped to kick off the 2020 election in a different way, our virtual convention will not only protect the safety of our delegates and alternates, but also help us lay the groundwork to reelect President Trump in 2020. I look forward to leading this historic convention.”