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Hillary Clinton Becomes First Female Nominee Of Major U.S. Party


Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic presidential nominee, she made history as the first woman ever to be nominated by a major American political party.

Hillary formally became the Democratic party nominee on Tuesday evening the second day of the Democratic National Convention, more than nine years after her first bid for the U.S Presidency.

Tuesday evening was a show of unity at the Democratic Convention after Monday's opening night was marked by resistance from die-hard supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders- the Democratic runner-up.

Senator Bernie Sanders moved at the conclusion of the lengthy state-by -state roll call vote after Hillary Clinton had won a majority of the delegates but before her formal nomination was announced to thousands of party members and others gathered in the Wells Fargo Centre-

Sen Bernie Sanders said "I move that all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," delegates roared and cheered their approval after Bernie Sanders announcement.

Clinton, 68, appeared via satellite from her home in New York, after her husband Bill Clinton gave his speech at the event.

Hillary Clinton told the crowd: "I am so happy. It has been a great day and night. What an incredible honour you have given me. - and I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet."

"Thanks to you and to everyone who has fought so hard to make this possible. This is really your victory, this is really your night."

Hillary added: "If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman president. One of you is next."

Hillary Clinton at a campaign event with singer Demi Lovato.

Pictured below actress America Ferrera and Girls star Dunham also had a little choice words for Donald Trump.

Dunham joked Trump had rated her body a "two" while Ferrera, who has Mexican heritage said she was in Donald Trump's eyes "a rapist."

Hunger Game actress Elizabeth Banks at the Democratic Party Convention giving her speech and making a parallel between her character and Donald Trump

She told the crowd that her role was that of "a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia."

Hunger Game actress Elizabeth Banks

Hillary Clinton's husband Bill Clinton pictured above during his moving character description speech of his wife Hillary Clinton

Bill Clinton said "I married my best friend"

"She always wants to move the ball forward, that is just who she is"

The former president Highlighted his wife Hillary Clinton as the person who could

"make change."

He urged the audience when comparing Hillary and Trump: "What is the difference?

One is real, the other is made up, you just have to decide which is which my fellow Americans."