What to look for in Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention

by | Aug 19, 2020 | 2020 Elections, Politics

Wednesday marks the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, a convention unlike any before as the pandemic has forced everything to go virtual. The convention will air from 8 PM to 10 PM CST. Here’s what you can look forward to on the penultimate night of the DNC. 

Hillary Clinton

The 2016 Democratic nominee has not been silent since her loss to Donald Trump. Expect her to have some interesting things to say about the president tonight 

Gabrielle Giffords 

The former Arizona congresswoman made national news after surviving a gunshot wound to the head in a mass shooting. Since then, Giffords has become a tireless advocate of gun safety reforms. Her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, is the Democratic Senate candidate in Arizona.  

Michelle Lujan Grisham 

Grisham is the first Latina Democrat to be elected governor of New Mexico and has received praise for her response to COVID-19.

Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts Senator, famous for always persisting and having a plan for that, is a policy titan among progressives. Warren was a prominent candidate in the primaries and was on Biden’s shortlist for Vice President. 

Tony Evers

The governor of Wisconsin defeated Republican Scott Walker in 2018. His home state is a key battleground state in 2020. 

Nancy Pelosi

The Speaker of the House is the highest ranking Democrat in government. Under her leadership, the House made Donald Trump the third president to be impeached. Pelosi is currently locked in legislative combat with the Trump administration over the U.S. Postal Service and COVID-19 relief. 

Barack Obama

Perhaps the most unifying figure in the Democratic Party today, Obama broke onto the national stage with an electrifying speech in the 2004 DNC. Since then, his convention speeches have not disappointed. In the 2016 DNC, Obama dropped the famous line, “don’t boo, vote.” Obama is also in a unique position to make the case for Biden, having chosen him to be Vice President. 

Kamala Harris

The final remarks will be given by Biden’s running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris. The first African-American and Asian-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee of a major party, her selection has energized the Democratic Party. Prior to her unsuccessful presidential bid, Harris made a name for herself by grilling Trump’s nominees in Senate hearings. Expect those rhetorical skills, honed by decades of prosecutorial experience, to be on full display tonight.   

Musical performances

Billie Eilish and Jennifer Hudson will be singing tonight. 

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