Biden stars in Democratic Convention

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Mia Ferguson, Fourth Estate Editor

   The Democratic National Convention kicked off the beginning of an exciting week for political enthusiasts and Joe Biden fans alike at exactly 9 p.m. on Aug. 17. This convention lasted four days, and was filled with speakers of all kinds of backgrounds and political standpoints. 

   The entire convention was held through zoom meetings and then broadcasted live onto various news outlets. Some speakers opted for a prerecorded video, while others preferred to deliver their speech live.

   Michelle Obama was one of the first speakers on Monday. “We have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it,¨ the former first lady said as she tried to sway the public to support the Democratic Nominee, Joe Biden. 

   Another influential voice during the night, Sen. Bernie Sanders, spoke as well. “At its most basic, this election is about preserving our democracy,” he says while he passionately makes the case for why the election is very consequential.

   For the second day of the historic convention, the list of notable speakers included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bill Clinton, and Sally Yates among others. This night marks the day that Joe Biden was officially crowned the 2020 Democratic Nominee. 

   In addition to Joe Biden’s nomination on the second night, California Sen. Kamala Harris was named Biden’s official running mate. This means that the Biden/Harris 2020 ticket was finalized and the beginning of the grueling general election season has now formally begun.

   Harris was one of the speakers on Wednesday following former President Barack Obama, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. 

   The last day featured a speech from Joe Biden in his home state of Delaware. His children and grandchildren spoke preceding his acceptance of the nomination speech as did three women he considered for vice president, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

   The end of the convention marks the first days of the general election season. Following the Republican National Convention next week, both of the candidates will be named their party’s official nominee and will be campaigning tirelessly to try and win the presidency.