Hillary Clinton Makes History, Gets Nomination As Democrat’s Presidential Candidate
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 26, 2016
In a historic vote, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has become the first woman to be elected to represent a major American political party in the bid for the United States presidency, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics.
The erstwhile first lady and secretary of state was formally installed as the party nominee to take on Donald Trump on an emotional night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
“At 6:39 p.m., the hall erupted in cheers and joyful tears as South Dakota cast the decisive 15 votes to put Mrs. Clinton over the threshold of 2,382 delegates required to clinch the nomination,” wrote the New York Times of the momentous occasion.
While she couldn’t attended the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia to accept the nomination in person the 68-year-old appeared in a huge way via satellite.
The feed began with a symbolic montage of all of the former presidents shattering like glass, and then Clinton’s grinning face was there to officially accept the Democratic nomination.
Clearly inundated in ecstasy, the grandmother acknowledged just how historic the moment was by offering an inspiring message for young girls everywhere.
“What an incredible honour that you have given me, and I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,” she said. “And if there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say, I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next.”
As part of the ongoing push to bring Democrats together following repeated shows of dissent from disenchanted Sanders supporters, Sanders addressed the convention and moved for Clinton to be acclaimed the party nominee.
“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States,” he said.
South Dakota put Clinton over the top of the 2,382 delegate threshold needed to win the nomination.