Last week I covered the 2016 Republican National Convention that nominated Donald Trump. This time I will cover the Democratic one.
The Democratic convention did not occur without controversy, and was about as chaotic as the Republican one the previous week. There were planned demonstrations, and concern that Hillary Clinton would not be able to unify the party. She was nominated for president on the second day, and selected Senator and former governor Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice-presidential candidate.
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wesserman Schultz, resigned during the convention due to WikiLeaks revealing numerous emails of Schultz supporting Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the primaries. There was also a reform in the primary system: now two-thirds of the Superdelagates are bound to their state’s results. Sanders had called for the abolition of Superdelagates, who previously mostly voted for Clinton.
Some notable speakers at the convention were senator Cory Brooker of New Jersey, First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (who endorsed Clinton), Former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg of New York, Tim Kaine, Barrack Obama, Chelsea Clinton, and finally Hillary Clinton.
It will be a drawn-out election which can go either way. The question is out there, and it should not be taken lightly: who will be the next president of the United States of America?