Latest Republican National Convention News

California GOP opens alternative pathway for 2020 delegates

Sep. 8, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans have approved a rule change intended to ensure the party can send delegates to the GOP's national convention next summer, even if President Donald Trump is kept off the state's 2020 primary ballot. The measure was drafted in response to a state law signed...

Nevada, SC, Kansas GOP drop presidential nomination votes

Sep. 7, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas have voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests in 2020, erecting more hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. "What is Donald Trump afraid of?" asked one of those rivals, former...

Today in History

Aug. 22, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 22, 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America's Cup. On this date:...

The Latest: Trump to speak to veterans group in Kentucky

Aug. 12, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Kentucky next week (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump will speak to a military veterans group's annual national convention next week in Kentucky, where he is also headlining a fundraiser in support of Republican Gov....

Nevada GOP could let Trump bypass its nominating caucuses

Aug. 2, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party next month will consider bypassing its presidential nominating caucuses next year by having governing members endorse President Donald Trump and avoid any primary challenge. The Nevada GOP's governing central committee will vote at its September meeting whether...

2020 GOP convention logo has star-studded elephant, crown

Aug. 1, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The logo for the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, features a star-studded red elephant standing before a navy crown. The August convention may not be a coronation, but it's where President Donald Trump is all but certain to be nominated for a second term....

Charlotte, host of GOP convention, condemns Trump's comments

Jul. 23, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to pass a resolution calling out...