Democrat Hillary Clinton has become the first woman to be nominated for president by any major US party.
She reached the milestone in a roll call vote from all 50 states at the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
Mrs Clinton’s nomination comes after Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters disrupted the first day of the convention with boos and jeers.
Former President Bill Clinton (at the time of this post) is now speaking about how he met his wife and what makes her qualified for the job.
Mrs Clinton passed the 2,382 delegates needed to claim the nomination after South Dakota announced its delegate vote count.
In a symbolic gesture of party unity, former Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sanders took the microphone to move to suspend the procedural rules and declare Mrs Clinton as the nominee by acclamation.
Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, approved the motion after a unanimous voice vote and members of the crowd erupted into cheers as they held up new Clinton signs. (BBC)