COVID-19 Forces Texas Political Parties To Change Convention Plans

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The state's Democratic and Republican parties have made some changes to their state conventions. 

The Republican party was set to hold their biennial state convention May 14-16 at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston.  They are planning to postpone the convention until the middle of July, following a yes vote next months from the State Republican Executive Committee.

The Texas Democratic Party planned to hold their convention in San Antonio June fourth through the sixth.  Now they've decided to hold the convention online. 

Spokesman Abhi Rahman says calls it a virtual experience.  "It's going to be innovative, it's going to be a very fun thing for our users.  Everyone can participate, everyone can do it online.  It's going to be the first of it's kind but I bet it's not the last of it's kind.  What we're doing is where I think conventions are going to end up going in the future."