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A bettors guide to the Republican National Convention: Day 2

Originally scheduled for Charlotte, then Jacksonville, now speakers are broadcast virtually across America into American homes for each of four nights. We break down Tuesday’s speech schedule, and how to watch on television and via live online stream.

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In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with freed hostages in a pre-recorded video broadcasted during the virtual convention on August 24, 2020. Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images

President Donald Trump will accept the re-nomination of his party to continue as President of The United States on Thursday, but there will be four days to impress voters and motivate support at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

This will also help bettors participating in DraftKings Sportsbook’s $100,000 Presidential Election pool, which is free to enter and asks participants to select the winner of 11 states as well as the overall election.

How to watch

The second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention will air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m on Thursday.

While this convention will likely make less news than ones in the past, as normal business such as approving the party platform has already been done by delegates over email. The speeches will take center stage, and without production and interruptions for applause should mostly be on-time. They will also, for the most part, lack podiums.

  • If you’re looking for a possible breakdown of how things are going for the Democrats, PredictIt will offer real time feedback as traders will be buying and selling shares based on the upcoming election as the convention happens. If some major news breaks, you’ll likely be able to track how the politically engaged think it affects the eventual outcome pretty close to immediately.
  • The event is available to stream on the RNC’s Facebook page, Twitter, YouTube, and also on Amazon Prime Video, all available by searching “Republican National Convention.”
  • ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and Fox News will cover the event via network channels in prime time from 10pm-11pm, which will include most of the major speeches. C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, and PBS will air mostly gavel-to-gavel coverage.
  • The theme of the event is “Honoring The Great American Story.”

List of Tuesday speakers

• First Lady Melania Trump
• Eric Trump
• Tiffany Trump
• Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
• Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
• Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
• Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
• Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
• Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
• Abby Johnson, anti-abortion activist
• Myron Lizer, Vice President of the Navajo Nation
• Jason Joyce
• Mary Ann Mendoza (Mother of police officer killed in DUI)
• Megan Pauley
• Cris Peterson (CEO of Schuette Metals)
• John Peterson
• Nicholas Sandmann (Ohio student that sued media organizations)

PredictIt Market Prices

Entering the convention, Joe Biden led with a .59 price to win the general election on PredictIt, with Donald Trump at .44.

As of 6:45 am this morning, Biden’s lead had gone back to .59, with President Trump off a penny from the start of the convention to .43. Keep in mind there are other factors at play here, but the well-regarded speech of Michelle Obama on Monday, as well as the work of Barack Obama and Kamala Harris last night, seems to have lifted the ship a bit.

This is the real-time opinion of traders on the platform that are buying and selling shares as if they were commodities contracts, so they won’t have to wait until election night to get paid and can profit-take based on what happens between now and the convention. Also keep in mind because of the bid/ask pricing at PredictIt, all pricing won’t add up to exactly $1.

After Night 1 (as of 9:00 a.m. ET Tuesday)

Arizona: Biden leads .58-.44
Georgia: Trump leads .66-.35
Florida: Biden leads .55-.47
Michigan: Biden leads .70-.31
North Carolina: Trump leads .56-.47
Ohio: Trump leads .62-.38
Pennsylvania: Biden leads .66-.36
Texas: Trump leads .74-.28
Wisconsin: Biden leads .62-.38