Hillary Clinton made history today as the first woman ever nominated to lead a major-party ticket into the fall campaign for president. She easily topped her sole rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in a roll call vote of states at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She will face Republican Donald Trump in the November election
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Donald Trump has secured the nomination of the Republican Party to become the next US president after months of controversial campaigning that has divided the American right of the political spectrum.
The billionaire businessman had been expected to cruise past the 1,237 delegates needed on Tuesday to seal the deal on the first ballot. Trump was put over the top by his home state of New York.
"It is something I'll never ever forget," Trump said on a video feed from New York. "Together we have achieved historic results with the largest vote total in the history of the Republican Party. This is a movement, but we have to go all the way."
Anti-Trump forces on the floor held out for a final miracle on Tuesday after seeking to convince delegates that their votes were not bound and that they could vote their conscience, but it never came to fruition.