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The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held in Milwaukee

Democrats have reportedly chosen a site for their 2020 convention.

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Associated Press reported on Monday. This was one of three finalists for the location along with Houston and Miami, though some top Democrats were reportedly worried Milwaukee would be a poor choice because of the city's size and the number of upscale amenities. AP points out that this is the first Midwest city other than Chicago to be selected for the Democratic National Convention in more than a century. The last several conventions were held in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Denver, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.

Wisconsin is a notable choice considering it's one of several key states Hillary Clinton unexpectedly lost to President Trump in 2016, allowing him to reach 270 electoral votes. Trump defeated Clinton by a narrow margin of fewer than 25,000 votes in Wisconsin. The city of Milwaukee celebrated the DNC's news on its official Twitter account on Monday.

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will take place from July 13 through July 16. Republicans will hold their convention from August 24 through August 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina.