1 Million Tickets Requested: VP Pence Lists COVID19 Safety Precautions For Upcoming Rally
As President Donald Trump prepares for his first major presidential election rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vice President Mike Pence listed the safety precautions that would be taken against the spread of COVID19 on Fox News Tuesday morning.
Pence, who noted the extraordinary response to the rally by the public and the massive sell out of tickets, said that masks and hand sanitizer will be made available to those attending the rally. He also said that people will receive temperature checks prior to entering the facility.
“We chose the state of Oklahoma for really two reasons, number one because it really is time Ainsely for us to begin this campaign,” said Pence, who was speaking to Fox & Friends’ cohost, Ainsley Earhardt.
“The president wants to be out, he wants to begin this campaign, he wants to be connecting to our supporters and he just indicated that literally over a million people signed up to try and obtain an opportunity to try and attend the rally,” he added.
Pence noted that he has been working with Gov. Kevin Stitt closely on security procedures.
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According to the Associated Press, Stitt has asked the campaign to consider a larger, outdoor venue to accommodate the more than 1 million requests for tickets for the event.
In fact, some Trump supporters have already started waiting in line outside the 19,000-seat BOK Center in downtown Tulsa and Stitt told reporters Monday that “we’re excited we’re being recognized as one of the first states to safely and measurably reopen. I’m looking for a potential other venue that maybe we could move it outside. It’s still kind of in the works.”