Mike Sanders, Chairman of the Missouri Democrat Party, says the Democrat National Convention Committee is moving the final night of speeches — when state delegates nominate President Obama for a second term — from the Bank of America Stadium to the Time Warner Arena. The reason? The rain, which has been dampening the convention on and off since the weekend, and looks to continue.
The stadium seats about 65,000, the arena about 15,000. That leaves 50,000 people who thought they were going to see the president without a seat, including several delegates.
“We don’t have a lot of answers right now,” Sanders says. “Our hope right now is that we can get all of our delegates in … right now we don’t know. We’ll probably find out somewhere in the neighborhood of about 4 o’clock in the morning when we go pick up our passes.”
AUDIO: Jessica Machetta interviews Mike Sanders (2:16)