FOLLOWING ROLL CALL VOTING

by Sharon Rondeau

(Jul. 26, 2016) — At the end of roll call voting at the DNC, Sen. Bernie Sanders “moved in the spirit of unity” to suspend the rules in order that Hillary Clinton be nominated “by acclamation,” as some pundits had predicted.

Chairwoman Marcia Fudge then called for “ayes” to second the motion and “nays” in opposition.  “The ‘ayes’ have it,” she declared at 6:55 p.m. EDT.

Sanders had run against Clinton as “an outsider,” although he has sat in the U.S. Senate since 2008.  Prior to that, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives for eight terms.

Fudge then announced that Clinton would be making an acceptance speech on Thursday night.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is under FBI investigation and declared that he will grant clemency for 200,000 convicted felons in violation of a state supreme court order, allowing them to vote in November, then took the stage.

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