Former Vice President Joe Biden got the Democratic party's nomination — and a plate of squid to celebrate.
During the Democratic National Convention's second night, America's states and territories each got a turn to cast their delegate votes for their presidential nominee. Each state tried to add its own flair to their few seconds in the spotlight, but Rhode Island took the cake — er, calamari — with an incredibly self-unaware presentation of its official state appetizer.
On Tuesday, Rhode Island state Rep. Joseph McNamara appeared before the entire country with a nameless, wordless man holding a plate of calamari by his side. "Rhode Island, the ocean state, where our restaurant and fishing industry have been decimated by this pandemic," McNamara boldly declared before thanking Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for letting fisheries sell their catches directly to the public. Now, "our state appetizer, calamari, is available in all 50 states," McNamara said, before affirming the "calamari comeback state" had declared most of its delegate votes for Biden. Kathryn Krawczyk
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