The Republican National Committee indicated it would move Trump’s nominating speech to another city, and possibly scatter other events elsewhere, too. But the party will still hold certain convention business in Charlotte to avoid breaking a contract.
Republicans would find a similar resistance in Atlanta, where Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has warned that inviting thousands of visitors would defy the city's "phased, data-driven approach to reopening."
While Republican organizers are set to tour Nashville and other potential sites, state officials say no such plans have been made to visit Georgia attractions yet.
Still, local tourism officials say they can pull the event off, though it would mean rescheduling other events scheduled for late August.
“It’s a very large undertaking. There’s a reason they’ve been booked years in advance because a lot of planning goes into these events,” said William Pate, the chief executive of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“But if the president demands it and the governor wants to move forward, we’re going to get it done.”