Obama officially nominated by Democratic Party

Barack Obama officially became the Democratic presidential nominee when Ohio cast its 188 votes and put him over the required 2,778 delegates.

Just after midnight Wednesday, party secretary Alice Germond briefly paused the state-by-state roll call to announce "Barack Obama is now our party's official nominee!" while some delegates danced to Kool and the Gang's, "Celebration." 

The roll call came after delegates were fired up by former president Bill Clinton's 50-minute nominating speech. Obama briefly joined Clinton on stage at the end of his speech, and the two embraced and waved to the roaring crowd.

Obama will make his acceptance speech Thursday night.

 

 

 

Vanessa Williams is a staff writer at The Post. Contact her at Vanessa.Williams@washpost.com.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Rachel Weiner · September 5, 2012

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.