Hillary Clinton Secures Democratic Nomination for President: Watch Bernie Sanders Mark the Historic Moment

No matter your political stripe, the fact is that history was made on Tuesday evening when Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic nomination for President of the United States and thus became the first woman from a major political party to do so.

It was South Dakota’s 15 votes that pushed Clinton past the 2,382-delegate threshold needed to win the nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. After that milestone was hit, the roll call continued for another 15 minutes, ending with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders — Clinton’s primary rival to the very end — making the motion to formally nominate her.

Clinton, with VP pick Tom Klaine, is thus set to run against the Republican party’s Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket, with the first presidential debate set for Monday, Sept. 26. The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The Democratic National Convention continues tonight with a lineup of speakers that includes former President Bill Clinton and the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Dontré Hamilton, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown, Hadiya Pendleton and Sandra Bland.

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9 Comments
  1. opus says:

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!! and Thank You BERNIE for your gracious support of HILLARY at this convention.

  2. John j says:

    Half of Bernie’s people walked out. Pretty crazy stuff going on over there but not really being reported. I’d have less issues with Clinton if I hadn’t heard the recording of her giggling about getting a child molester off the hook despite knowing he was guilty back when she was a lawyer. What kind of person would be able to live with themselves, no less laugh about it, if they let a molester go free to hurt more children. If you search for it in YouTube you can hear the recording for yourself. Pretty sick stuff.

  3. niloofar says:

    💘

  4. freyaeire says:

    Living in VA, I’m pretty sure you mean Tim Kaine. Tom Klaine may be a sexier choice, but he lacks name recognition.

  5. James Rapien says:

    Sad day at the amount of females voting for Hilary just because she’s a female. Wanting to be apart of history is not greater than voting for the right person (not to say trump is the right person). Too many people focusing in the words being said during these speeches and not at each candidates past bodies of work. Trump is a flat out racist who doesn’t care about the constitution and Hilary seems to only care about saying the things that people want to hear rather than actually doing them. The amount of times she has flipped on big business and pro choice is hysterical. And that’s not even mentioning the Syria email scandal. Vote for who you think will do the best job based on their political views and their history. Sex and religion shouldn’t matter nor should the vast majority of their speeches (most of the stuff they say is just to grab votes).

    • Mary says:

      I am sure the majority is not voting for Hillary because she is a Women, just like a majority is not voting for Trump because he is a man. I agree vote on who you think will do the best job with whom you identify more with their political views and I will say experience more than history. For me that is Clinton. Not only for the political views but also the experience and demeanor of how she presents herself.

      • Rainbowmom says:

        During the primaries i supported Sanders. I would get angry responses to my Bernie signs and bumper sticker from other women
        The only reason they could give to vofe for Hillary was that shes a women. I woke up this thinking that both candidates are power hungry and god help the rest of us.