New Delhi: An election for President of the United States occurs every 4 years on Election Day, and is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The 2016 Presidential election will be held on November 8.
United States elections always are about divides and how they play out — gender, race, economic and educational status, and changing demographics — all are present this autumn.
Last week was all about Donald Trump. Now, with the Republican National Convention over, it’s Hillary time. Ms Clinton’s campaign ‘Let’s Make History Again’ is set to take centre stage at the Democratic National Convention 2016 which dates from July 25-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Centre.
Hillary Clinton’s announcement of her bid for the Presidency was much to be expected but what surprised people was that her victory over Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders proved to be more of a trial than most predicted. Now, Clinton is to attend the convention as the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Theme: United Together
Prominent Speakers: First Lady Michelle Obama, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with her words “I hereby call the 47th quadrennial Democratic National Convention to order!” pound the gavel, after a brief hiccup, to kick off the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Clinton’s convention got off to a rocky start as there was uproar over the release of nearly 20,000 party emails by Wikileaks. The controversy led to party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announcing on the eve of the convention’s start that she would step down when it ended.
Bernie Sanders in his speech not only said that his supporters must work against Donald Trump but must work for Hillary Clinton. He added that the revolution was about more than just his nomination. It was as full-throated endorsement the Hillary Clinton people could hope for. The Vermont Senator concluded his speech by saying, “Hillary Clinton must become the next President of the United States.”
First lady Michelle Obama gave an anti-Trump speech her way. She did not attack Trump with direct and personal jabs but in her final speech to a Democratic national Convention as first lady she delivered a withering takedown of the GOP nominee in her own, less sharp-edged manner.