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October 17, 2017

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Roll call a landslide for Obama

Obama, on Clinton's motion, nominated by acclamation

(The Sun has gone on the road to listen to voters and talk to political leaders around the West. Reporters have been examining the economic, cultural and demographic forces re-shaping the region as they drove to Denver for the first of the two major party conventions the Sun will cover. This week they are at the Democratic National Convention.)

The Democrats nominated Barack Obama in a landslide during the roll call vote today:

3:44 p.m.--Illinois yields to New York. Quite a dramatic moment here. And now Clinton's in the hall! That's it. There's your first black nominee for president in United States history. Quite a moment, no matter your persuasion.

3:38 p.m. --New Hampshire goes all 30 for Obama and the crowd roars.

3:37 p.m. -- Shelley Berkley is calling in the vote. Battle Born State and the battleground state, she says. 8 for Clinton. 25 for Barack Obama "because he has a vision for the West investing in renewable energy, caring for our veterans and keeping nuclear waste out of Nevada."

3:34 p.m. -- In the hall now. Roll call is a landslide, with many Clinton voters having switched over. We're at Nebraska now.

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