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DNC Day 2 – Roll Call of States for Presidential Nomination begins

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Sen. Bernie Sanders attends roll call on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

6:54 p.m. – UPDATE: A tearful Bernie Sanders sat with his home state delegation from Vermont as it cast its votes, giving Sanders a total of 1,865. Vermont passed earlier to be able to call the final roll.

Sanders then stood and took the microphone, and asked the convention to suspend the rule:

“I move that all votes be moved, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected nominee for President of the United States.”

Sanders proceeded to move all delegates to Clinton as a sign of unity in the party, which was roundly cheered. The mood was strikingly different than a day before when booing Bernie supporters took over. The tension calmed through the night after speeches from Democrat A-listers such as Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, before First Lady Michelle Obama gave a memorable speech and Bernie Sanders finished the night.

The convention secretary seconded the move, the crowd voted aye, as the crowd continued to cheer during a raucous and enthusiastic roll call.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe followed with a speech, noting the moment of Clinton being the first woman nominated by a major party for president.

6:39 p.m. – UPDATE: Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a presidential ticket in U.S. history. The delegation that announced the winning vote was South Dakota.

3:25 p.m.

Due to agreement with the Clinton campaign, three party members gave official nominations for Bernie Sanders. The crowd roundly cheered. The processed continued with Hillary Clinton – members giving short speeches, then casting their nomination. U.S. Rep. and civil rights icon John Lewis was the most prominent of those calling for a nomination – he nominated Hillary Clinton.

 


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