Charlotte has gone from getting the whole multi-million dollar ball-of-wax to possibly a handful of minor “business meetings.” The state Republican Party’s convention is slated for July in Greenville. Right now, the Cooper administration has quarantine rules in place that would make it nearly impossible to have a full-blown in-person convention.
State party leaders. are hoping Governor Roy Cooper will move the state to “Phase 3” at the end of June / first of July and allow a mostly-in-person, some-remote convention. The Phase 3 deadline is already cutting things very close for the party. Their convention is currently slated for July 9-12.
NCGOP leaders believe — if the need arises — they are prepared to move forward with a digital, remote-access convention. This scenario would employ a system very similar to what many recent district conventions used.
Again, as with Charlotte, hardline limits on public gatherings are threatening to level an economic hit on a North Carolina city. Greenville’s business community stands to miss out on millions in accommodations, restaurant, entertainment, and retail revenue a full-blown in-person convention would bring.