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DNC Night 4 - Republicans Doug Elmet and Jennifer Pierotti Lim, Sheriff Lupe Valdez

Republican Doug Elmets blasted Donald Trump. The former Reagan advisor used Reagan's famous quotes to separate the former Republican president from the current nominee.

"If you are like me, you believe loyalty to country is above loyalty to party. If  you believe that, I ask you to join me in voting for Hillary Clinton.

Jennifer Pierotti Lim from Republican Women for Hillary followed Elmet, saying the party has abandoned its values and why she is voting for Clinton. She said she would never be judged by her policy expertise but whether she was ranked "1 to 10."

She asked voters not to sit home but to vote.

"We're not just not Democrats and Republicans - we're Americans."

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Sheriff Lupe Valdez, from Dallas County Texas. She's the first female hispanic sheriff in the U.S.

Valdez spoke of her father being upset  she joined the police because they regularly beat him and her brothers.

She said soon after he would show off her badge to his friends.

"Our officers don't know if the next  911 call will be their last, but they keep answering the call."

Valdez mentioned the officers killed in Dallas during a protest against police.

"Yelling and screaming at each other doesn't lead anywhere. My deputies work hard to reach out to the communities we serve."

She asked the audience to share a moment of silence for fallen officers before introducing the families of officers who have died during duty, who were met with a standing ovation.

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