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Democratic National Convention

Watch Bernie Sanders surprise the Democratic convention and seal Hillary Clinton's nomination

Monday night was Bernie Sanders' night at the Democratic National Convention, with some Sanders delegates chanting and booing throughout the proceedings. On Tuesday morning, Sanders again urged his supporters to vote for Clinton in November, and after his home state of Vermont recorded their votes in the evening's nominating roll call, Sanders rose. "Madame chair, I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules," he said. "I move that all votes, all votes be recorded by delegates be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States."

As Sanders exited the convention floor and enthusiastic Bernie backers in the Vermont delegation waved Clinton signs, the chairwoman noted Sanders' call for suspending the rules and nominating Clinton by acclamation — as Clinton had done for primary rival Barack Obama in 2008 — and the ayes had it.