Hillary Clinton wins Democratic nomination, makes history

Hillary Clinton wins Democratic presidential nominee

Hillary Clinton has made history on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia by becoming the first woman to win the presidential nominee of a major party ticket and breaking what she once called the “highest, hardest glass ceiling.”

The former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and first lady won the nomination by 2,842 votes to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 1,865 with South Dakota putting Clinton over the necessary delegate threshold needed to win the nomination.

This nomination comes after a weekend WikiLeaks scandal put members of the Democratic National Committee- particularly the committee’s chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz– in hot water after 19,252 e-mails and 8,034 attachments were released to the public, showing favoritism in the committee for Clinton and Anti-Sanders sentiments.

After the e-mails leaked, critics and protestors alike began to demand that Schultz step down from her position because of the demonstrated biased preference she had for Clinton in her e-mails.

After resigning on Sunday, July 24 from her position as chairwoman of the Democrat’s National Committee, Schultz was then appointed as a high-profile honorary chair position in Clinton’s campaign just hours later.

Clinton will be formally accepting the Democratic presidential nominee on Thursday, July 28th and will go on to battle Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, for the White House in November.

 

 

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