Republicans Pick Charlotte to Host 2020 Convention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential-nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the same city that hosted the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

The Republican National Committee finalized its convention site on Friday, picking the largest city in an East Coast swing state over Las Vegas, the only other finalist. The vote came as hundreds of Republican activists gathered in Texas for the RNC’s summer meeting.

Earlier in the week, a divided Charlotte City Council narrowly approved a bid to welcome the convention. Mayor Vi Lyles emphasized that the vote to approve the bid isn’t an endorsement of President Donald Trump.