Chairwoman Ruth Demeter said in a statement the move was taken at the recommendation of the Democratic Party of Georgia and out of an “abundance of concern for the health and safety of our citizens.”

“We have been informed that a large militia presence is expected in Rome today due to Trump’s visit,” she said. “Additionally, we are not able to secure police presence for our event because of the airport rally.”

But Demeter pledged the party would “continue to work for democracy” despite the sudden change of plans and also used her statement to urge supporters to ensure they cast their ballot in time for the upcoming November 3 election.