Democratic National Convention goes virtual due to coronavirus pandemic

The Democratic National Convention scheduled for Monday will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
State Sen. Jim Gaughran says it may help presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris get their message across better to potential voters across the country.
Political analyst Mike Dawidziak says the lack of energy produced by the large crowds is still a challenge for the candidate. He says it’s become harder for the conventions to energize the country over the years, as viewership has declined.
Dawidziak says the Democrats will have to rely more on the production value due to the lack of an in-person audience. He says the same goes with the Republicans for their convention.
Gaughran believes many will be paying attention and he’ll be looking for several key points from the Democratic presidential nominee, including beating COVID-19 and restoring the economy.