Joe Biden Formally Named Democratic Party Nominee In Touching Coast-To-Coast Virtual Roll Call Of States

Buzzfeed News reports:

Democrats nominated Joe Biden for president Tuesday night from dozens of locations in a roll call vote that was shockingly entertaining, weird, and great.

Traditionally, delegates shout the votes inside an arena. Instead, because of the coronavirus, they voted from afar. In practice, the roll call built from something fun to something fascinating and deep: the uniqueness of each state to the other, all in one frame, all together in one sentiment during a time when people are physically separated.

Because of the weirdness and awfulness of 2020, thrilled messages sat alongside very somber ones, big groups in front of beautiful mountains or old buildings, alongside individuals in nondescript locations, but uniquely American in their affect. It was a glimpse at all the wonderful places people are missing.