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DNC Day 2 - Roll Call of States for Presidential Nomination begins

6:54 p.m. - UPDATE: A tearful Bernie Sanders sat with his home state delegation from Vermont as it cast its votes, giving Sanders a total of 1,865. Vermont passed earlier to be able to call the final roll.

Sanders then stood and took the microphone, and asked the convention to suspend the rule:

"I move that all votes be moved, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected nominee for President of the United States."

Sanders proceeded to move all delegates to Clinton as a sign of unity in the party, which was roundly cheered. The mood was strikingly different than a day before when booing Bernie supporters took over. The tension calmed through the night after speeches from Democrat A-listers such as Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, before First Lady Michelle Obama gave a memorable speech and Bernie Sanders finished the night.

The convention secretary seconded the move, the crowd voted aye, as the crowd continued to cheer during a raucous and enthusiastic roll call.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe followed with a speech, noting the moment of Clinton being the first woman nominated by a major party for president.

6:39 p.m. - UPDATE: Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a presidential ticket in U.S. history. The delegation that announced the winning vote was South Dakota.

3:25 p.m.

Due to agreement with the Clinton campaign, three party members gave official nominations for Bernie Sanders. The crowd roundly cheered. The processed continued with Hillary Clinton - members giving short speeches, then casting their nomination. U.S. Rep. and civil rights icon John Lewis was the most prominent of those calling for a nomination - he nominated Hillary Clinton.

 

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