Hil­lary Clin­ton makes his­tory, se­cures Demo­cratic nom­i­na­tion

The for­mer sec­re­tary of state was of­fi­cially named the Demo­cratic nom­i­nee on Tues­day.

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For­mer Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton se­cured the Demo­cratic Party’s 2016 nom­i­na­tion for the White House on Tues­day, be­com­ing the first wo­man to head the ticket of a ma­jor party in U.S. his­tory.

In a sym­bolic show of party unity, Clin­ton’s for­mer ri­val, Ver­mont Sen. Bernie San­ders, told the chair­woman from the con­ven­tion floor that Clin­ton should be se­lected as the party’s nom­i­nee dur­ing a stateby-state roll call at the Demo­cratic con­ven­tion in Philadel­phia.

Ear­lier, del­e­gates from South Dakota had given Clin­ton 15 votes, en­sur­ing that she had more than the 2,383 votes needed to win the nom­i­na­tion. She emerged with a to­tal of 2,842 votes to San­ders’ 1,865 votes.

Af­ter a tough bat­tle with San­ders, Clin­ton is now the party’s standard-bearer against Repub­li­can nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump in the Nov. 8 elec­tion.

Del­e­gates chanted “Hil­lary, Hil­lary” as Mary­land Sen. Barbara Mikul­ski for­mally put for­ward Clin­ton’s name for the al­pha­bet­i­cal roll­call vote.

Hil­lary Clin­ton, top; DNC del­e­gates tout passion and pa­tri­otic fash­ion, be­low GETTY IM­AGES

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