Nevada Democrats cancel county conventions over virus concerns

Thu, Mar 12, 2020 (4:30 p.m.)

The Nevada State Democratic Party has canceled its county conventions, which were scheduled for April 18, due to the spread of the coronavirus.

“Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Nevada State Democratic Party is taking every precaution possible as we begin preparations for our county and state conventions,” party Chairman William McCurdy said in a statement.

McCurdy said that county chairs will be given additional guidance regarding “conducting the necessary business,” including electing delegates to the state convention.

The county conventions were the next step in the Democratic presidential nominating process. Delegates from caucus sites were selected to represent their candidates at the county conventions, at which delegates to the state convention would be nominated.

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