Trump formally renominated by Republicans as convention gets under way – live

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Today’s news was dominated by President Trump’s formal nomination for another term in office by Republican party delegates.

Trump gave a long, unscripted speech in North Carolina after the formal nomination. In it, he sought to sew doubt in the legitimacy of the presidential election in November.

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Postmaster general Louis DeJoy continued to defend his leadership at the United States Postal Service amid questioning from Congressional Democrats about nationwide delays in mail service.

DeJoy is a major Republican donor without postal service experience who took over as postmaster general in June. Since he took up the post, Americans have experienced mail delays and mail volumes have fallen.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Trump formally renominated by Republicans as convention gets under way – live ———

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