It’s official! Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party’s nominee for president—the first woman in U.S. history to achieve that feat.
The former Secretary of State locked in the nomination during a roll-call vote at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. If she wins the election in November, she’ll become the first-ever female president of the United States.
Clinton’s fight to secure the party’s leadership has been contentious, and the convention has been marked by boos, jeers and protests by supporters of rival Bernie Sanders (who offered his strong support for Clinton in a speech on Monday). But those Sanders fans are slowly shifting their allegiance thanks in part to fierce advocates for Clinton, like Michelle Obama.
The First Lady gave a deeply moving speech at the convention Monday night, noting that Clinton has fought hard to shatter the “highest and hardest glass ceiling,” and that her presidency would set a powerful example not only for girls, but for all future generations.
“Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all of our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
Clinton herself is embracing the historic nature of her candidacy, celebrating her victory on Twitter before she delivers her hotly anticipated acceptance speech on Thursday night.
Before the convention had even begun, The New York Times predicted that Clinton has a 76 percent chance of beating Republican Party nominee Donald Trump.
Tell us, readers—do you think she can do it?