Hillary Clinton nominated, set to make history

2016-07-26 23:46
A Hillary Clinton supporter.  (Andrew Harnik, AP)

A Hillary Clinton supporter. (Andrew Harnik, AP)

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Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton has been nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention.

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski did the honour on Tuesday night and said she was speaking on behalf of "all women who have broken down barriers for others".

Mikulski was the first Democratic woman to be elected to the Senate in her own right.

Later Tuesday night, Clinton is set to become the first woman to be nominated for president of a US political major party.

Clinton's nomination was seconded by a leader of the civil rights movement, Georgia's John Lewis. He told the convention the nation had made "too much progress and we are not going back".

He's asking the delegates to vote in November "like we have never ever voted before".

The roll call of states is underway with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, who kicked off the voting, asking, "Are we ready to make some history?"

Clinton needs 2 382 delegates to win the nomination.

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