Former vice-president Joe Biden was officially announced as the Democratic candidate to challenge President Donald Trump in the US election 2020.
In an unprecedented roll call vote that took place entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic, all 50 states and seven territories announced their vote tallies that cemented Biden’s role as the party flag bearer.
“Well thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart,” Biden said in a live video link.
“It means the world to me and my family,” he added, reminding viewers he will deliver a formal acceptance speech on Thursday at the conclusion of the four-day jamboree.
The nomination was a formality as he had already won the majority of the more than 3,900 delegates back in June.
The roll call came on Day 2 of the most virtual Democratic National Convention aimed at celebrating the party´s candidate and welcoming independents and frustrated Republicans into their political movement to oust Trump from the White House.
The proceedings included a series of presentations by party leaders past and future who unleashed their own arguments against the White House incumbent and urged voters to rally around Biden.
The lineup featured president Jimmy Carter, who served one term from 1977, and 1990s commander-in-chief Bill Clinton, who warned that the Trump White House is swirling with chaos instead of the competence necessary to address the nation’s crises.