Democrats will take first step toward a virtual convention

Tuesday’s vote, which is widely expected to pass the party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, would shift authority to make decisions on issues like remote voting to officials in charge of producing the quadrennial convention. D.N.C. officials emphasized Monday that no decisions had been made about canceling any in-person elements of the convention.

While committee officials have publicly insisted the show will go on, there has been plenty of unsolicited advice from interested parties about how to conduct the convention. In a Friday interview on C-SPAN, Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposed holding the convention in a football stadium so 16,000 people could participate while honoring social distancing requirements of remaining six feet apart.

There is no such stadium in Milwaukee, though nearby football stadiums in Madison and Green Bay could suffice.