Hillary Clinton Officially Secures Democratic Presidential Nomination at DNC

Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Alexander Tamargo/WireImage

Update: 10:15 p.m. ET: According to CNN and MSNBC, Hillary Clinton is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday evening. It's unclear what time the Democratic presidential nominee will be speaking, but she is expected to appear via video. 

Update: After officially securing the nomination during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, Hillary Clinton tweeted "History" along with a photo of herself looking triumphant.

They’re with her! Hillary Clinton has officially secured the Democratic presidential nomination. The former Secretary of State is the first female in history to do so.

The Democratic candidate surpassed the required 2,383 delegates to win the nomination during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26.

Donald Trump was named the Republican presidential nominee last week during the Republican National Convention. He secured the necessary 1,237 delegates on July 19 and will be up against Clinton in November.

The former first lady previously ran for the Democratic nomination in 2008 against current President Barack Obama. She campaigned again this year opposite Senator Bernie Sanders, who voiced his unequivocal support for Clinton in a speech on Monday, July 25.

"Any objective observer will conclude that — based on her ideas and her leadership — Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States," Sanders told delegates.

Later on Monday, July 25, First Lady Michelle Obama praised Clinton for having the “guts and grace to keep coming back to put those cracks in the glass ceiling.”

“Because of Hillary, my daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States,” Obama said of the history-making politician in her widely praised speech.

Clinton is expected to formally accept her nomination on Thursday, July 28. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will speak Tuesday night during the convention.  

Watch the livestream of day two and Bill Clinton's speech here

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