DNC Day 1: Clinton set to make history as 1st female presidential nominee of major party

(WIAT) — Hillary Clinton is set to make history as she becomes the first female presidential nominee of a major party.

Tuesday’s roll call vote comes after a rocky first day of the Democratic National Convention, culminating with Bernie Sanders urging his supporters to back the former secretary of state.

“Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” Sanders said.

The Vermont Senator’s supporters repeatedly booed and interrupted the day’s events. Fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren did her best to refocus attention on Trump.

“Donald Trump has no real plans for jobs, for college kids, for seniors,” Warren said.

First Lady Michelle Obama managed to bridge the divide by stating, “Only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be President of the United States. And that is our friend, Hillary Clinton.”

Some Bernie Sanders supporters say they’ll never vote for Hillary Clinton, even if it means Donald Trump is elected president. Many protesting outside the convention are still angry over the release of hacked emails suggesting DNC staffers favored Clinton over Sanders in the Democratic primaries.

“All we can do is come out and show our support and keep fighting for Bernie to the end because he’s the one who should have won this primary,” Kirsten Stade, a Bernie Sanders supporter, said.

Sanders had a message for demonstrators: “Our revolution continues.”

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