Joe Biden Officially Becomes Democratic Nominee

Joe Biden has been officially named as the Democratic presidential candidate at the party’s convention, helped over the line with some glowing testimonials from elder statesmen.

Two Democratic former US presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, endorsed Mr Biden.

Mr Clinton said President Donald Trump had brought “chaos” to the Oval Office.

Mr Trump trails Mr Biden in opinion polls ahead of November’s election.

The former vice-president under President Barack Obama became his party’s nominee on Tuesday night as a pre-recorded roll call vote from delegates in all 50 states aired at the largely virtual convention.

This is Mr Biden’s third White House bid, having formerly run in 1988 and 2008.