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.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 19, 2020
If you were confused, no worries!
Convention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold.
I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2020
— CNN (@CNN) August 19, 2020
I don’t know about you, but tonight’s DNC roll call was the best I’ve felt about America in years
It was so moving to see folks from all over this great nation coming together in good spirits to voice their urgent desire for a new and better era in America
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 19, 2020
That virtual roll call wins best new feature of the #DemConvention. And Jill Biden gets some props for executing her “walk-and-talk” speech.
Our superlatives from night 2: https://t.co/2kMn3LRQo9
— POLITICO (@politico) August 19, 2020