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Voters React To A Virtual Convention Unlike Any Before

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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - AUGUST 20: Supporters watch from a parking lot outside Chase Center Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden’s acceptance speech during the Democratic National Convention August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Former Vice President Biden has accepted the presidential nomination from the Democratic Party. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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For the first time in modern history, a major political party convention was not about the optics, the crowds, or arena-sized production value. The Democratic National Convention, held virtually, was less about the medium and more about the message. NPR spoke to three Democratic voters to hear what they thought.

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