• D. Brit

Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention - Recap

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

What Happened:

  • Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Elizabeth Warren all spoke on the third night of the convention.

  • California Sen. Kamala Harris officially became the first Black and South Asian woman to receive the Democratic vice presidential nomination

What was Said:

  • Barack Obama criticized Trump more directly in his speech (something he has historically avoided doing) and warned that Trump was on the cusp of destroying democracy itself.

  • Said Obama, "I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously...But he never did."

  • Obama also spoke of Trump and Republicans saying "They know they can't win you over with their policies so they're hoping to make it as hard as possible for you to vote and to convince you that your vote does not matter....Do not let them take away your power. Do not let them take away your democracy."

  • Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also warned against November becoming a "woulda, coulda, shoulda" election and reminded people that Biden and Harris could win the popular vote and lose the election (like she did): "Don't forget: Joe and Kamala can win 3 million more votes and still lose. Take it from me."

  • Grammy winning musician Billie Eilish performed her new song "My Future" at the event and told fans to "vote like our lives depend on it, because they do."

Photo Credit: democrats.org

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