GOP delegates re-nominate Trump, Pence in pared-down Republican convention

Republican delegates on Monday officially renominated President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to lead their party’s presidential ticket in November.  

During a speech following a roll call vote in Charlotte, North Carolina, Trump touted his administration’s gains while taking a swipe at Democrats for pushing to expand access to mail-in ballots. 

“It’s not fair, it’s not right, and it’s not going to be possible to tabulate,” President Trump said. “We have to win. This is the most important election in the history of our country. They are trying to steal the election.”

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence also addressed the Republican National Convention just before Trump went over the 1,276 delegate threshold needed to bag the nomination.

“America needs four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” he said.

The RNC, which kicks off Monday, will run through Thursday.

Trump is expected to speak every night, but the formal acceptance speech will take place Thursday at the White House—a move that critics have noted would mark an unprecedented use of public property for partisan political purposes. 

 

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