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Politics PopWrapped | Politics

Hillary Clinton Is Officially The 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

07/30/2016 4:41 am
PopWrapped | Politics
Hillary Clinton Is Officially The 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee | Hillary Clinton
Media Courtesy of PoliticusUSA

History has been made in Philadelphia once more. 

With the Democratic National Convention well underway, Hillary Clinton has officially been nominated as the party's presidential candidate.

Hillary Clinton not only is officially the 2016 Democratic Party Presidential Nominee but is also the first woman to be on the ticket for one of the major political parties for a US presidential election.

Clinton was formally announced as the candidate on the second night of the DNC during the roll-call of delegates in attendance at the convention with the support of the South Dakota delegates.

Despite his supporters voicing and protesting openly at the convention, Senator Bernie Sanders was one of the first to help make the official announcement. After Sanders' home state of Vermont unanimously backed Clinton, the Senator took the microphone in a gesture of party unity.

Sanders announced: "I move that all votes, all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States."

The symbolism behind Sanders' move doesn't go unnoticed. In 2008, Clinton was the one who called for the ending roll call to unite the party behind Barack Obama's bid for the presidency.

Sanders show of unity for Clinton might not be the end of the unrest at the convention however. Some of the Sanders' supporting delegates were reported to have planned walk-outs after the roll call. The senator faced a negative backlash throughout the day's events, with jeering and booing greeting him as he spoke.

"It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face who would be living under a Donald Trump presidency," said Sanders. "What the political revolution means is we keep going. We think big, not small. We have the guts to take on the billionaire class."


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