The Democratic party has their official presidential nominee, and for the first time in history, that person is a "she."
Hillary Clinton secured her candidacy during the Democratic National Convention's "roll call," where each state announced which candidate they were allocating delegates to. The former secretary of state will be the candidate to take on Donald Trump in this November’s presidential election.
Clinton needed 2,383 pledged delegates to win and surpassed that before Texas even cast their votes. The vote went on until Vermont, where a humble Bernie Sanders announced the vote for secretary Clinton.
"I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee for the next president of the United States," he said.
Sanders' supporters have been very vocal throughout the convention.
Some even went so far as to boo speakers like Sarah Silverman and senator Elizabeth Warren, who were both former Sanders advocates. In spite of this, Sanders encouraged his fans and voters to follow his lead in supporting Hillary.
"If you don't believe that this election is important, if you think that you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump would nominate," he said. "Based on her ideas and leadership, Hillary Clinton must become president."
Yet many people didn’t need swaying. The crowd erupted after the last vote came in.
An Illinois delegate broke down while announcing her state's vote for Clinton.
"This one is for you Hil," she said.
As Michelle Obama so eloquently said in her DNC speech last night, Clinton is the best candidate for the job, period. The fact that she's a woman makes the win that much sweeter.
"When she didn’t win the nomination eight years ago, she didn’t get angry or disillusioned," the flawless FLOTUS said. "Hillary did not pack up and go home, because as a true public servant Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own desires and disappointments. So she proudly stepped up to serve our country once again as secretary of state, traveling the globe to keep our kids safe."
Now, she's going after an even bigger role: commander-in-chief.