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The Texas Supreme Court denied the state Republican Party's appeal to be allowed to host its in-person convention this week in Houston.


The in-person event was canceled last week after Mayor Sylvester Turner asked the city's legal department to work with the convention center holding the event. The Texas Tribune reports:

"Monday's news effectively kills the party's chances of holding its in-person gathering as planned, which was set to begin July 16 at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center. As of Saturday, the State Republican Executive Committee, considered the party's governing board, had reaffirmed the party's commitment to proceeding with the event, which was expected to draw roughly 6,000 people."

The party does have a contingency plan to hold the convention virtually, according to the Tribune.

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