The Democratic Party of the US have made history by being the first main party in the US to nominate a woman, Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic candidate for the White House – as her husband Bill gave a highly personal speech endorsing her candidacy.
Once again there were chants of “Bernie, Bernie” from within the Democratic National Convention Hall in Philadelphia as her former rival Bernie Sanders rose to his feet to admit defeat.
He told delegates: “I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules. I move that all votes cast be reflected in the official record and I move that Hillary Clinton is the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.”
It follows anger from Sanders supporters at both Mrs Clinton’s win and embarrassing leaked emails that suggest party insiders tried to stop their man claiming the nomination.
Some protested outside by placing tape over their mouths with the words “no voice” written on them – suggesting they have been silenced.