History, Unity

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August 27, 2008 6:48 p.m.

6:50 P.M.: Hillary puts Obama over the top.

Moments ago, she moved for a two-thirds majority vote to suspend the rules and end the roll call vote, in order to nominate Obama by acclamation.

“With eyes firmly fixed on the future, and in the spirit of unity with the goal of victory,” Hillary said, “with faith in our party and our country, let’s declare together with one voice right here, right now that Barack Obama is our candidate and he will be our president.”

Barack Obama has become the first African American in American history to be chosen as the nominee of a major party.

6:51 P.M.: Nancy Pelosi announces that Obama accepts the nomination and will deliver his acceptance speech tomorrow night.

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