The Democratic National Convention, the gathering at which the Democratic nominee is chosen, was scheduled to happen in July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, concerns about the coronavirus pandemic led to calls for the convention to be postponed.
The Democratic National Committee was reluctant to postpone the most important event of the primary election season. Before the pandemic escalated, the DNC insisted that the event would continue as scheduled.
But on Thursday, the DNC acknowledged that the current state of the coronavirus crisis makes it impossible to hold the convention in July. They announced that the event would be postponed until the middle of August.