We are stronger together.
During last night’s roll call vote, delegates voted Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s nominee for president of the United States.
As a country, we made history — electing the first woman presidential nominee of any major political party. As a party, it was a night of unity, bringing together delegates from across the country to stand with Hillary.
The historic roll call showcased the best of who we are as a party — and the values Democrats across the country stand for:
From Arizona, a 102-year-old delegate cast her vote for Hillary Clinton:
Ruben Gallego: “I’m proud to be joined here by Jerry Emmett, a delegate who is 102. Arizona casts 34 votes for Senator Sanders…”
Jerry Emmett: “…and 51 votes for the next president of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton!”
A personal moment from Bernie Sanders’s brother, Larry, casting his vote on behalf of Democrats Abroad:
“I want to read before this convention the names of our parents, Eli Sanders and Dorothy Blackburn Sanders. They did not have easy lives and died young. They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments. They loved him. They loved the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision. It is with enormous pride that I cast my vote for Bernie Sanders.”
And a longtime friend of Hillary’s cast her vote — and the votes of Illinois’s delegates — for Hillary:
From civil rights leader, John Lewis:
“Madam Secretary, Georgia Democrats are proud to cast 29 votes for Senator Bernie Sanders and 87 votes for the next president of the United States, Secretary Hillary Clinton!”
The Indiana delegation is ready to fight with Hillary and Tim:
“On this episode of The Apprentice we can say: Last week they conspired but their ideas misfired. Their bigotry is tired. Their attacks are uninspired. So Mike Pence and Donald Trump, you are officially fired!” —Andre Carson, Indiana Congressman
From Florida, a call for unity:
And a Pennsylvania delegation ready to make history:
A call for hope from the delegates in South Carolina:
“We live by the state motto, ‘While I breathe, I hope.’ It is in that hopeful spirit that South Carolina is proud to cast 13 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 46 votes for the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton.” —Jaime Harrison
Applause for unity from Hillary’s home state of New York:
“The state of New York pledges 108 delegates to Senator Bernie Sanders and applauds him for his call for unity for all Democrats. And New York state pledges 181 delegates for the next president of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton!” —Andrew Cuomo, New York governor
And from one historic moment to the next, Ohio casts its votes for Hillary:
“I’m proud to be here with my fellow buckeyes from the great state of Ohio. This Ohio boy helped love win last summer and this Ohio boy and my fellow Ohioans know this: Love Trumps Hate.” — James Obergefell
Bernie Sanders calls for unity:
At the end of the roll call vote, Senator Sanders spoke for Vermont and called on all the delegates to put their votes behind Hillary Clinton.
“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.”
We’ve got our nominee. Now, we have 104 days left to win this election.