Final Day Of The DNC: Hillary Clinton Will Accept Her Nomination
On the final day of the Democratic National Convention, all eyes are on Hillary Clinton.
The former first lady, senator and secretary of state is expected to accept her party’s nomination for president.
Attendees hold up signage in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption
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Here’s what you’ve missed so far and what’s coming up:
— The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia is buzzing. Hours before the primetime program, the floor was crowded and the seats were filled.
— The Clinton campaign is embracing the historic nature of the night: Earlier in the program, twelve women senators came on stage and talked about how Clinton has helped women. She has fought for equal pay and women’s healthcare, they said.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, from Maryland, said it was time to fight for Clinton. Her battle cry? “Women put your lipstick on! Men polish those shoes.”
— Some supporters of Bernie Sanders, about 150 of them on the floor, are wearing bright yellow shirts that say, “Enough is enough.” It’s yet to seen, whether the kind of disruption that has punctuated previous nights will continue tonight.
— Singer songwriter Carole King got the crowd swaying with her song “You’ve Got A Friend.”
At the top of this post, you’ll find live video of the convention. We’ll also this post with the latest news.
Update at 7:27 p.m. ET. ‘America Kept Its Promise’:
Rep. Joaquin Castro, of Texas, countered Donald Trump’s proposals on immigration using a personal story.
“In 1922, the only grandparent that I would ever know came to the United States from Mexico,” Castro said. “She wasn’t a rapist or a murderer. She was a six-year-old orphan. But as a girl, she walked past storefront signs that read ‘No Dogs or Mexicans Allowed.’ Her life wasn’t easy. And she didn’t always feel welcomed. But she never stopped believing in America’s sacred promise that her sacrifices would be rewarded with opportunity for herself and her family. She kept up her part of the promise by working her whole life: babysitting, cooking, and cleaning houses. And the fact that her grandson is standing here on this stage tonight is proof that America kept its promise, too.”