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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (R) and Chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez (C) toast with a beer during a press conference at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 11, 2019, to announce the selection of Milwaukee as the 2020 Democratic National Convention host city. - Democrats have chosen Milwaukee as the site of their 2020 election convention, in an effort to win back swing voters in the American "Rust Belt" who helped elect Donald Trump. In announcing the decision, the Democratic Party emphasized it is the first time a Midwestern city other than Chicago has been chosen to host a party convention in more than 100 years. (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP) (Photo credit should read KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Democratic National Committee announced on Monday that its 2020 convention will be held in Milwaukee, a major city in the crucial swing state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes were narrowly won by Donald Trump in 2016 and helped secure his victory in the Electoral College, handing him the presidency. But with Democrats now in control of the governorship, the GOP's prospects of carrying the state in 2020 are dwindling.

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