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Politics What to expect on Day 4 of Democratic convention: Joe Biden to accept nomination for president

15:21  20 august  2020
15:21  20 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Joe Biden is scheduled to accept the Democratic Party's nomination for president Thursday night, culminating political career that spanned 36 years in the Senate, eight years as vice president and two previous attempts at the nation's highest office.

Biden, who previously ran unsuccessfully for president in 1988 and 2008, is expected to recount his philosophy overcoming hardships including the deaths of his first wife and infant daughter in a 1972 car crash, and the death of his son Beau from a brain tumor in 2015.

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DNC speeches will be broadcast from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday.

The event will be broadcast on all major television networks. Viewers also can tune in using Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire devices, including listening via Alexa, as well as watching on Apple TV and Roku TV.

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Biden is also expected to contrast himself to President Donald Trump with proposals for dealing with three crises facing country: the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic collapse and the nationwide protests for racial justice.

“I used to think it was deliberate, but I just don’t think he’s up to the job," Biden told a virtual gathering of the Pennsylvania delegation on Tuesday. "I’m not sure whether he doesn’t understand or that he refuses to prepare. He failed to protect this nation – not just now, but throughout his presidency, undermining the core principles of our moral and economic strength."

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" Joe Biden will be a president we will all be proud to salute." In this image from video made available before the start of the convention , former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks It is the honor of my life to accept the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States of America.

The Democrats ' four - day , all-virtual convention is about to start, kicking off two months of frenetic campaigning for the US presidency . Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders - who fought Biden for the nomination - are among the speakers on Monday.

Meanwhile, Trump will campaign Thursday afternoon in Old Forge, Pa., near Biden's birthplace of Scranton. The campaign promoted the event as Trump describing Biden's failing America during a half century in public office.

Other Democratic convention speakers will including federal, state and local officials discussing the theme of "America's Promise."

Former Biden rivals in the primaries – Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. – will each be speaking. 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom pioneered ways to deal with the pandemic in the most populous state, which he represents with Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gained the national spotlight dealing with police violence in her city and was a potential running mate for Biden.

A trio of senators will also speak. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the first woman elected to the chamber from Wisconsin, a key presidential battleground. She and Buttigieg are each gay.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is an Army veteran who lost her legs in a helicopter crash. She was among the candidates Biden considered for running mate.

Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, who holds Biden's seat in the chamber, nominated him Tuesday.

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Joe Biden formally nominated for president at Democratic national convention while Ocasio-Cortez praises Sanders’ campaign. Biden ’s accomplishment comes 12 years after Obama first accepted the Democratic nomination and named Biden as his Dr Jill Biden is expected to speak in moments.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: What to expect on Day 4 of Democratic convention: Joe Biden to accept nomination for president

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