Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. John Lewis are slated to formally nominate Hillary Clinton as the Democrats' presidential nominee Tuesday night, and another lawmaker may join them onstage: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, Clinton's chief rival during the primary season, has yet to end his presidential campaign but has endorsed Clinton for president. According to NPR,
he could play a role in getting Clinton officially placed on the November ballot Tuesday night at the party's convention in Philadelphia.
Clinton is expected to be nominated during a roll call vote among the delegates, led by Mikulski and Lewis. NPR reports that Sanders could call for a vote for Clinton by acclamation, which means the party would automatically nominate Clinton — something Clinton herself did at the 2008 convention for then Sen. Barack Obama when the New York delegation was called to vote.
During his speech Monday night,
however, Sanders told the 1,846 delegates who support him, "I look forward to your votes during the roll call tomorrow night."
Later in his speech, Sanders urged Americans to vote for Clinton in November.
Clinton earned the support of 2,205 delegates during the primary season.
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