Clinton becomes the first woman to be nominated for president of the United States by a major party.
Published July 26, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic Party today nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton to be its 2016 presidential nominee this evening in Philadelphia.
The nomination of Clinton is historic in that it is the first time a major political party has nominated a woman to be a nominee for president of the United States.
“Finally the rest of the U.S. is finding out what Indian Nations have known for decades, that women make great leaders for the people,” commented Tracy Stanhoff, former chairwoman of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, who is attending the convention this week.
Dr. Isabel Louise Keith Baker
Representing the state of Oklahoma delegates, Dr. Isabel Louise Keith Baker, 87, mother of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, announced the votes Oklahoma.
Debra Haaland, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico
Debra Haaland (Tribal Administrator, San Felipe Pueblo), State Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, announced the vote tally for her state on national television.
South Dakota was the state that put Secretary Clinton over the top of the 2383 votes.
In the end, Senator Bernie Sanders moved to make Clinton the Democratic Party’s nominee by acclamation, as did Hillary Clinton did eight years ago when Barack Obama was nominated in Denver.