July 28, 2016
The Democratic National Convention culminated with the moment most – but not all – delegates came to Philadelphia to witness – the coronation of Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee.
Clinton walked onto the stage Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center to triumphant cheers before delivering an acceptance speech that highlighted her experience, called for unity and laid out a specific agenda to improve the economy, combat ISIS and ensure the constitutional rights of all Americans.
Clinton finished her speech as a cascade of balloons and confetti fell from the arena rafters. Predictably, her address proved the most notable moment of the fourth day of the convention.
Here's a recap of everything else that occurred Thursday:
Chelsea Clinton ran down the myriad lessons Hillary Clinton taught her as child, recalling the difficulty Clinton faced fighting for universal healthcare in the early 1990s. She described Hillary as a listener, a doer and a woman continually fighting for families and children. Read more here.
A few dozen Bernie Sanders supporters wore glow-in-the-dark T-shirts to the final night of the DNC. They hoped to quietly remind Hillary Clinton that she has not yet won over every Bernie supporter – despite repeated urging by Sanders throughout the convention. Read more here.
Lady Gaga performed a series of folk and pop before delving into a stripped-down medley of her greatest hits. Lenny Kravitz opened the show, bringing the crowd at BB&T arena to its feet with his rendition of "American Woman." DJ Jazzy Jeff also performed at the show. Read more here.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross praised both protesters and law enforcement officers, noting only 11 people had been arrested by midday Thursday. About another 100 protesters had been ticketed and fined for disorderly conduct despite consistent demonstrations from various groups throughout the week. Read more here.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf accused Donald Trump of stiffing hundreds of small businesses in efforts to enrich himself. Wolf continued to a theme heard by speakers all week – that Trump is a self-centered businessman who will do anything to pad his personal bank account. Read more here.
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