2016 Democratic National Convention Day 3

Last night the Democrats made history nominating former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to be their candidate for President of the United States

Breaking a historic barrier, Democrats triumphantly chose Hillary Clinton as their White House nominee Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party into the general election.

Delegates erupted in cheers as Clinton’s primary rival, Bernie Sanders, helped make it official when the roll call got to his home state of Vermont – an important show of unity for a party trying to heal deep divisions.

“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States,” Sanders declared, asking that it be by acclamation.

During the traditional roll call of the states, there were some booing and a few protests with Senator Bernie Sanders supporters put duct tape over their mouths and walked out. According to reporters on the convention floor and delegates, It was less of a disruption than the press made it out to be. The night belonged to the first woman nominated to be president and the next president of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Tonight the main speakers are Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama. The convention will officially gavel in at 4:30 PM ET.

The late night hosts Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers had their say about the evening’s events. Stephen put Hillary’s nomination in perspective, “we have finally caught up with Sri Lanka.”

And Seth had a message for the Bernie or Bust bunch, “Bust Won