Hillary Clinton makes history as first woman to lead major party as nominee

Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday.

Democrats formally nominated Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, looking to move beyond the lingering anger that has brought protests and dissension to their convention as they unite behind the first female candidate to represent a major American political party.

Mrs. Clinton officially became the party’s standard-bearer in a roll-call vote of delegates on the floor of the convention. During the voting, Senator Bernie Sanders, who rallied millions of voters to his side in his battle against Mrs. Clinton, could be seen tearing up with his wife, Jane, sitting by his side.

After Mrs. Clinton had secured the nomination, Mr. Sanders made a motion to stop the voting and make Mrs. Clinton the nominee by acclamation.


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