Obama Joining Illinois Delegation at Democratic National Convention

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(ConservativeHub.com) – Former President Barack Obama is going to be appearing at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago this August. Some have suggested that his presence at the event this summer could end up stealing attention away from President Joe Biden, who had previously served as Obama’s vice president. 

On Tuesday, April 30, it was reported that Obama would be one of the delegates to provide support, along with an additional 96 district delegates that would bring the Illinois delegation to a total of 147. 

Among those who are unpledged or “automatic” delegates are Democratic Party Chair Lisa Hernandez and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. There are a total of 31 unpledged delegates. 

Following his exit from the White House in 2017, Obama has kept out of politics for the most part and did not endorse Biden in 2020 until he was clearly expected to seize the Democratic nomination. However, some Democratic insiders have stated that they believe Obama will participate in the reelection campaign trail during the summer months. Officials have also said that Obama intends to support the campaign.

Republicans this year have claimed that former first lady Michelle Obama, who is Barack Obama’s wife, was being considered as a replacement for Biden as the Democratic nominee. However, the Democrats have dismissed these types of comments as no more than conspiracy theories.

Obama has reportedly been advising the Biden campaign to help him claim victory over former President Donald Trump in the election this November. 

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