Floyd County Democrats have shifted an in-person event Sunday to a virtual Zoom meeting following a threat by so-called "militia" in downtown Rome, GA.
Chairwoman Ruth Demeter said in a statement on its website that the event was canceled “out of an abundance of concern for the health and safety of our citizens."
She added, "On behalf of the Floyd County Democratic Party, I promise you we will continue to work for democracy- we just won’t be standing outside city hall this afternoon to do it."
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During the virtual gathering, Rome City Councilwoman Wendy Davis referenced a Stanford University study that estimated Trump campaign events were responsible for more than 700 COVID-19 deaths. Davis deemed Trump’s decision to rally irresponsible since his events usually draw large crowds with little social distancing and few masks.
@Popehat Floyd County Democrats cancel a planned rally today ahead of Trump’s visit to Rome because “a large militi… https://t.co/UCcQ2BymX1— rosierifka (@rosierifka) 1604275529.0