|Date(s)||July 23 - 26, 2020|
|City||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Chair||Roger Furlong||Keynote speaker||Richard Splett of Iowa|
|Presidential Nominee||Selina Meyer of Maryland|
|Vice Presidential Nominee||Jonah Ryan of New Hampshire|
|Votes needed for nomination||2,368|
|Results (President)||Meyer (MD): By acclamation|
|Results (Vice President)||Ryan (NH): By acclamation|
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The 2020 National Convention was a presidential nominating convention, held from July 23 to July 26, 2020, wherein party delegates chose their nominee for president of the United States and vice president of the United States in the 2020 presidential election. The convention was held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ohio congressman and Minority House leader Roger Furlong acted as chair of the convention.
The convention was highly contentious as no candidate achieved a majority of delegates during the presidential primaries held from February to June 2020. Selina Meyer and Kemi Talbot were considered the two frontrunners for the nomination, with Jonah Ryan and Buddy Calhoun acting as "spoiler" candidates. After it was revealed that a bombing suspect was a math teacher, Ryan's anti-immigrant and anti-math positions gave him more influence. On July 26, 2020, Meyer and Ryan were nominated by acclamation.
The Meyer-Ryan ticket would go on to defeat Laura Montez in the 2020 presidential election.
Nominated candidates Edit
- President: Former President Selina Meyer of Maryland
- Vice President: Former Congressman Jonah Ryan of New Hampshire
Meyer actively considered former Ohio Governor John DeVito for the position as her running mate. Meyer made several shrewd deals to progress closer to the nomination, including promising Buddy Calhoun that she would outlaw gay marriage if she were to become president and neutralizing Tom James by getting a staffer to allege sexual misconduct. However, realizing that she needs the support of Jonah Ryan's delegates in order to reach the nomination, Meyer offered Ryan the position of vice president. Despite initially declining the offer, Ryan accepted. Meyer and Ryan were officially nominated by the convention on July 26, 2020.
During the convention, Kemi Talbot brought attention back to misdoings by the Meyer Fund, publicly calling on the FBI to reopen their investigation. Meyer, realizing someone higher up has to go down for the Meyer Fund for the story to go away, sacrificed longtime confidant Gary Walshto the FBI. Walsh was apprehended by the FBI and imprisoned for Meyer's financial misappropriations. It's hinted that Meyer felt deep guilt for sacrificing Walsh, despite never visiting him in prison.
Nominating and balloting Edit
Pre-convention delegate count Edit
The table below reflects the presumed delegate count following the 2020 primaries:
|Candidates||Delegate count / percentage|
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