US President Donald Trump has threatened to move the 2020 Republican convention from North Carolina due to coronavirus restrictions there.
North Carolina is still in phase two of its reopening – large gatherings there are still not allowed.
Mr Trump said that Governor Roy Cooper could not guarantee that full attendance would be allowed at the venue in August.
He said that if he wasn’t given an answer as to whether everyone could attend, he would move the convention elsewhere.
Mr Trump has been urging governors to open up their states for weeks now.
The death toll in the US is fast approaching 100,000.