Hillary Clinton became the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party Tuesday, securing the backing of a majority of Democrats at a convention in
The former first lady, senator and secretary of state took a monumental step on her quest to become American’s first woman president by besting party challenger Bernie Sanders.
She told Democrats on Tuesday that they had “put the biggest crack” yet in the glass ceiling for women, as she became the first female White House nominee for a major political party.
“If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next,” she told the convention in Philadelphia in a video message.
After a tumultuous convention opening which saw Sanders and Clinton supporters trade jeers and chants, cheers erupted as Clinton passed the 2,382-delegate threshold needed for the nomination.
Clinton is expected to address the convention finale in person on Thursday to formally accept the nomination.