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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has scrapped plans for an in-person state convention and instead will hold a virtual event.

The virtual convention will be held June 12. The decision was made by Ben Wikler, party chair.

The party altered its plans because of the coronavirus pandemic. The news was first reported Tuesday by WisPolitics.com.

During the event, delegates to the national convention will be selected, officers will make reports and some elected officials will give speeches. Organizers are still trying to figure out logistics on how to run the event virtually.

Virtual conventions have already been held in several states as the political parties cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin announced last week that it was pushing back its state convention to July 10-11 in Green Bay.

The national parties still plan to go ahead with their conventions. The Democrats are scheduled to meet in Milwaukee the week of August 17, with Republicans meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Aug. 24-27.

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