Arkansas parties make changes to conventions amid COVID-19

Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) — Arkansas’ two dominant political parties have changed the way national convention delegates will be elected amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Democratic Party of Arkansas will meet electronically while the Republican Party of Arkansas will elect its national delegates at regional and statewide assemblies following social distancing distancing. Democrats are adopting online alternatives due to time constraints. The state’s special convention was originally scheduled for May 30. Republicans hope the crisis is over by the time the party needs to gather for its June 20 meeting.

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