Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic Party’s 2016 nomination for the White House, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in US history.
Delegates from South Dakota gave Clinton 15 votes, ensuring she had more than the 2383 votes needed to win the nomination during a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 26, 2016
After a tough battle with Democratic rival, US senator Bernie Sanders, Mrs Clinton became the party’s nominee to run against Donald Trump in the November 8 election.
Delegates chanted “Hillary, Hillary” as Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland formally put forward Clinton’s name for the alphabetical roll-call vote.
Mr Sanders endorsed Mrs Clinton, a former first lady and US senator, but some of his supporters protested in Philadelphia against the party leadership’s apparent backing of her during the bitter Democratic primary fight.
More to come.