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Kansas And Missouri Democratic Party Delegates Go Digital For This Year's National Convention

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Chuck Kennedy
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The White House
The Obama and Biden families joined together onstage following President Obama's speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. A new way of doing political conventions has grown this year out of safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Two delegates in the region shared their experiences of being a part of the country's first digital national political convention.

Democratic delegates are disappointed they can't join their out-of-state colleagues in-person for the national political convention, going on virtually now, but there are other, new opportunities for connecting with the party platform and members closer to home.

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