Democrats hold an unconventional convention amid COVID-19 pandemic

Democrats on Monday evening would begin their unconventional national convention amid COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual Democratic National Convention to slow the spread of COVID-19 kicks off just hours after the United States hit more than 170,000 coronavirus deaths. At least 5.4 million people have contracted the deadly pathogen in the United States.

The Democrats would make their case that Donald Trump has been a disaster for the United States and the world, a disgrace to the White House, and would demand that Americans give them a clear mandate by sacking Trump, retaining Pelosi and firing McConnell.

Several polls show that overwhelming majority of Americans consider the coronavirus crisis as their number one issue, a crisis most believe President Trump has failed to handle.

The Democrats would call for a clear mandate at a time the Donald Trump administration is accused of trying to suppress voting by sabotaging the postal service.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and several Republicans are amongst today’s key speakers.

Former Ohio governor John kasich, a Republican, would also speak in favor of Biden.

Mr. Kasich, a lifelong Republican has spent decades in politics, and four years ago he did not endorse Trump or Hillary Clinton.

This time, he has made it clear he’s voting for Joe Biden, a Democrat.

Mr. Kasich is not the only defector. Miles Taylor, a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security during President Trump’s term, also endorsed Joseph R. Biden for President on Monday.

The New York Times quoted him as saying that what he witnessed Trump do as chief executive “was terrifying”.

All new polls show Biden beating Trump when all votes are cast in 78 days.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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