Black Voters’ Long Memory and the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

"So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple: Conservatives have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never. Conservatives opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching. These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters."

Masks are required at RNC 2020 in Charlotte, but many are not wearing one, by Alison Kuznitz

"The scenes inside the Convention Center sharply contrasted with recent assurances from RNC and local officials, who have touted sweeping health guidelines to mitigate COVID-19 exposure risk for delegates and Charlotte area residents... Quick-turnaround testing for coronavirus is in place for the convention but results won’t be immediately publicly-disclosed, Harris said. After the event is over, an 'after-action' report will be released but the timing of that is unclear."

2000 Presidential Election: The First Political Conventions of the Internet Era

"Now we must move forward, and we know the course we must follow. We need a smaller, more effective, more efficient, less bureaucratic government that reflects our time-honored values. The American people do not want big government solutions and they do not want empty promises. They want a government that is for them, not against them; that doesn't interfere with their lives but enhances their quality of life. They want a course that is reasonable, help that is realistic, and solutions that can be delivered -- a moderate, achievable, common-sense agenda that will improve people's daily lives and not increase the size of government."