Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president following Monday’s roll call at the RNC. Delegates met in Charlotte, NC to formally nominate the current-president for re-election.
According to NBC News, 336 state delegates gathered in person for the roll call vote. This is unlike the Democratic National Convention’s roll call, in which Joe Biden was nominated to represent the party. The DNC used recorded videos of each state to simulate a virtual roll call. Each state showcased their local culture in the videos, with Rhode Island’s calamari plate becoming a much-talked-about crowd-favorite.
Joe Biden’s speech as the newly selected nominee occurred in his home state of Delaware. President Trump spoke in Charlotte, surprising to the delegates who had just nominated him. “Joe Biden was going to have his convention in Milwaukee and he didn’t go there,” Trump said to the crowd. “We did this out of respect for the state of North Carolina.”
He continued to woo the state of North Carolina saying, “You’re going to remember that I think Nov. 3. . . . I love this state.”
Trump told confidently told delegates in the Charlotte Convention Center that the Democrats are trying to steal the election. He said, undoubtedly, “The only way they can take this election away from us is if it’s a rigged election.”
He added, with fair warning, that this coming November 3rd is “most important election in the history of our country.” To emphasize his claim that the Democrats are trying to steal the presidency through a “rigged” election, he told delegates, “Don’t let them take it away from you.”
President Donald Trump plans to formally accept his nomination on the White House lawn on Thursday, following the four day RNC event.