Google is no stranger to providing resources for political events. It recently held live Google+ Hangouts with President Obama and launched the United States edition of its “Politics & Elections” website in anticipation of the 2012 elections. Today, on the Politics & Elections blog, Google announced it would “serve as the official social platform and livestream provider” for the 2012 Republican National Convention.

The blog post confirmed Google will livestream key events through YouTube from Tampa where the presidential nominating convention is set to take place. It will also host live Google+ Hangouts with Republican leaders. The convention will kick off August 27, and we will bring you links to the live streams and hangouts then.

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Jordan Kahn

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & Electrek.co. He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.