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The Republican National Convention is underway, with President Donald Trump officially getting his party’s nomination on Monday and delivering a speech that seemed aimed at casting doubt on the outcome of this fall’s election.
Trump took the stage in North Carolina after his nomination and told supporters that Democrats are using COVID-19 as a way to “defraud” the public via a push to expand mail-in voting amid the pandemic. It’s a baseless refrain he’s invoked to suggest Democrats are trying to steal the election from him.
Trump and his GOP supporters are also expected to give haunting predictions of a Joe Biden presidency that would see crime and other social ills in major cities spill into the suburbs and portray the Democratic presidential nominee as bumbling and unable to shepherd the country through a post-pandemic recovery.
During the Democratic National Convention last week, Democrats were light on policy and heavy on platitudes, painting a picture of a second Trump term as one that would further exacerbate health and socioeconomic woes deepened by the COVID-19 outbreak and threaten democracy.