Democrats formally nominate Clinton for president 

The Democratic Party officially nominated Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday.

Clinton secured the required 2,383 delegates needed to win the nomination after South Dakota cast its 15 delegates for the former Secretary of State.  

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders cheered loudly when votes were cast for Sanders but they did not interrupt the proceedings. 

While the outcome of the primaries had been know for weeks, Democrats feared that Sanders supporters might boo Clinton during the roll call vote. 

Clinton will formally accept the nomination on Thursday night.

The Democrats have to work to unify the party and win over disinfranchised Sanders supporters. 

While the convention had a rocky start on Monday, the second day went smoothly.  

The Bradlo View: Did President Obama protect Hillary Clinton?

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The FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of State dogged her presidential campaign since the very beginning. President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch promised there would be no intervention in regards to the FBI’s decision on whether to recommend charges.

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The Daily Bradlo 7/19/2016

Good Tuesday morning! 

Republican National Convention:

The first day of the convention started out on a rocky note as the GOP accepted the rules package for 2016. A group of delegates wanted to vote down the rules package in its entirety last minute attempt to stop Donald Trump from receiving the nomination.

 The group’s last push would have required a roll call vote from every delegate on the rules. In order to force a roll call vote, seven states had to request that a roll call vote be held. Originally seven states supported the move, however three states later revoked their support and the push failed.

 When it became clear that the roll call vote on the rules would not happen, delegates chanted “roll call vote.” Others chanted “U.S.A.,” and “We want Trump.”

 The convention then continued on to pass the party’s platform with an overwhelming majority.

Election:

As the Republican convention moves on, a new poll shows Donald Trump gaining ground on the Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

Clinton leads Trump by two points nationwide, 41 percent to 39 percent, according to a Morning Consult survey released Monday. Another 20 percent remain undecided.

 The Morning Consult survey was conducted July 14-16 with a sampling of 2,002 voters.

International:

Turkey has formally requested the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States as it widens its purge following a failed military coup.

 Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, has denied any involvement in the coup attempt.

 

Anti-Trump delegates claim victory in push to force roll call vote 


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A group of anti-Trump delegates is claiming victory in a push to force a roll call vote on the party’s rules. 

Delegates Unbound, a group of delegates aimed at stopping the nomination of Donald Trump announced Monday afternoon that it had secured enough support to force a roll call vote.

The groups wants to reject the party’s rules package in its entirety which would require the Rules Committee to draft a new rules package under pressure to  unbind the delegates.

The move is likely to fail as it is unlikely to find 1,237 delegates to nominate someone else.

The group needed a majority in seven states to force the vote — which it appears they have. But they lack the larger majority required to stop a Trump nomination.

Normally, a quick voice vote is conducted to accept the rules package. However, it appears there will now be a drawn out process of hearing from every delegate to accept or reject the rules package. 

Stay tuned for more from the convention floor. 

Cruz defends ‘New York values’ comments

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Sen. Ted Cruz defended his comments about “New York values” ahead of the Republican presidential primary in New York, where Trump is ahead of Cruz in the polls.

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