Instead, Biden will accept the nomination from his home state of Delaware due to the coronavirus pandemic. "From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first. We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives. That's the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves. And that's the leadership Joe Biden will bring to the White House," Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez said in a statement. The news comes hours after President Trump said he might accept the Republican nomination from the White House due to the pandemic.