BREAKING: GOP convention in Charlotte will be closed to Press

According to CNN, a convention spokesperson and Republican official revealed that the scaled down GOP convention will be closed to the Press.

Kyle Griffin wrote “The Republican National Convention in Charlotte will be closed to the press. Reporters will not be allowed on site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate Trump. The restriction is unprecedented in modern American political history.”

Per Huffpost, “Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press Friday, August 21 – Monday, August 24,” a convention spokeswoman said. “We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events.”

CNN reports the dramatically scaled-down Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be closed to the press, a convention spokesperson and Republican official familiar with the plans tell CNN.

Reporters will not be allowed on site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee, but the vote will be livestreamed, the Republican official said.

But the RNC’s communications director said Sunday that “no final decision has been made” regarding press coverage.

“No final decision has been made and we are still working through logistics and press coverage options,” RNC communications director Michael Ahrens told CNN on Sunday, amid criticism that no reporters would be allowed on site. “We are working with the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events.”

Ahrens confirmed that “a livestream is part of the press coverage options we are working through.”