Delegates Formally Nominate Clinton for President

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Written by Andrea Asuaje

By Andrea Asuaje
BU News Service

Hillary Clinton made history on Tuesday night by becoming the first woman nominated by a major political party for the position of president of the United States.

During the roll call, Massachusetts casted 68 delegate votes for Clinton and 46 for Sanders.

Clinton reached the number of delegates needed for the nomination — 2,382 — after North Dakota casted its votes.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke last during the roll call, asking the convention to name Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee.

Sanders received 1,865 delegate votes to Clinton’s 2,842 votes.

How other New England states voted:

Connecticut
Clinton: 44 votes
Sanders: 27 votes

Maine
Clinton: 12 votes
Sanders: 18 votes

New Hampshire
Clinton: 16 votes
Sanders: 16 votes

Rhode Island
Clinton: 19 votes
Sanders: 13 votes

Vermont
Clinton: 4 votes
Sanders: 22 votes

This is a continuing story. Check back for updates.

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