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Joe Biden accepts Democratic nomination

WILMINGTON, Del. — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their 2020 presidential nominee Tuesday, after a digital presentation by elected officials and activists in all 57 states and U.S. territories.

Speakers at Tuesday’s segment of the Democratic National Convention included former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Colin Powell—a Republican who served under George W. Bush.

Biden has been the presumptive nominee since Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign in April. He named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate last week, making her the first woman of color to accept a major party’s vice presidential nomination.

Jill Biden also lauded her husband Tuesday, speaking from a classroom in which she taught at Brandywine High School inWilmington, Delaware.

“You can hear the anxiety that echoes down empty hallways,” she said. “There’s no scent of new notebooks or freshly waxed floors. How do you make a broken family whole? The same way you make a nation whole. With love and understanding—and with small acts of compassion. With bravery. With unwavering faith.”

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