After losing in court, virtual Texas GOP convention starts today


After losing a fight to force the city of Houston to let them hold their convention in person, the Texas GOP starts their convention virtually today.

And while they wanted to have the in-person convention, party chairman James Dickey says they have already seen a big response to going virtual.

"We got thousands more people that are now confident they will participate and are registering," Dickey said.

Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and other officials will be appearing on video. There may be some big surprises, too. The party had the chance to have the convention in person in Montgomery County. Dickey explains why it's not happening.

"It physically didn't work. Our options were spaces that would not have allowed us to practice social distancing at all. We were not willing to do that," Dickey explained.

One thing to keep an eye on is the challenge Dickey faces from Allen West. The former Congressman is running against Dickey to be GOP Chairman. The convention runs through Sunday. You can also follow the convention online through the party's YouTube Channel.


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