PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic Party formally nominated Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday, making her the first woman chosen by a major American party.
The former secretary of state and first lady secured the 2,383 delegates needed to win with South Dakota's vote.
Clinton became the party's standard bearer following days of tension between pro-Clinton forces and delegates who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, the party's runner-up. Clinton is expected to accept the nomination in a speech Thursday night.
After the Vermont delegation voted, Sanders moved to name Clinton the nominee. The voice vote passed, but not without some 'nays' from delegates. Some 100 delegates walked off the floor in protest after the nomination, NBC News reported.