What to expect at the 2024 Republican National Convention

by Summer Lane

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This year’s Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the convention will center around President Donald Trump’s formal acceptance of the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

The RNC will run from July 15 to 18 and feature delegates and alternates selected by all 50 states and territories in the U.S. With just two months to go, Milwaukee is already preparing for an uptick in tourism and traffic as thousands will flock to the city to attend the anticipated event.

The official website explained, “Delegates from across the country will get to experience Milwaukee firsthand during the 2024 Republican National Convention. We can’t wait to showcase some of the best the great state of Wisconsin has to offer.”

According to WKOW, the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Capitol Police, the Milwaukee Sheriff’s Office, and the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments are expanding their national security preparations ahead of the four-day event, drawing perimeter restrictions and beefing up their presence.

The U.S. Coast Guard has also been involved in the security preparations ahead of the event. Per ABC, RNC coordinator for the Secret Service, Audrey Gibson-Cicchino, explained, “What I can say is the Secret Service and all of our partners are continuously evaluating information and working together to ensure a comprehensive security event is in place for the event.”

Attendees and viewers of the convention can expect a slate of Republican allies, lawmakers, and public figures to speak at the event, in addition to appearances and public remarks from President Donald Trump. Around 2,469 GOP delegates will attend the convention. More than 2,300 of those delegates are pledged, while 104 will be unpledged.

The president will likely have announced his selection for a vice presidential running mate before the convention, so it is probable that the currently unknown VP nominee will also speak during the RNC.

Right now, Republican leaders like North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R), Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R), and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy are rumored to be in the running for the position.

The president may announce a vice president pick in June. In 2016, he announced his vice-presidential choice, then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), as his running mate just one month before the RNC.

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