Everything You Need to Know About the Historic Second Day at DNC
Hillary Clinton officially received the presidency at the Democratic convention last night. The night was not without conflict, but this event set several historical events. Here’s everything you need to know.
Hillary Clinton officially nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
From The Washington Post : Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party on a historic night, during which her campaign also sought to reintroduce her to skeptical voters and defuse lingering tensions here.
Bernie Sanders personally presented the formal proposal for the nomination of Clinton
From USA Today : Senator Bernie Sanders, seeking to bridge the gap in the Democratic Party between his supporters and those of Hillary Clinton, moved on Tuesday to nominate Clinton for the presidency by acclamation.
Some delegates supporting Sanders quit during the nomination
From Slate : If, when nominated by Hillary Clinton’s endorsement, the cheers across the Wells Fargo Center seemed more unanimous than the composition of the delegations seemed, partly that could be due to the fact that many of the most hardcore Berners left. room. They had other plans.
Bill Clinton delivered an address from a place normally reserved for a potential first lady
From Vox : Tonight, the former president is speaking in roughly the same key position as a future first lady. This performance is one of the highly anticipated performances of the all-star cast. Moreover, this is the first time such a speech is made by a man.
Politifact and FactCheck.org measure healthcare, approval ratings, and more
From Polittifact Magazine : Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be elected as a major party presidential candidate on the second day of the Democratic National Convention … We verified the fact that [Bill] Clinton was speaking, as well as other speakers that evening.