Clinton Releases Delegates as Obama's Moment Nears

They're free to vote as they please, Sen. says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 5:06 PM CDT
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., steps onto the tarmac as he arrives to attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton formally released her delegates today to allow them to vote for Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee, CNN reports. The expected move cleared the way for this evening's nomination of Barack Obama. Before the official roll call began, the names of both Clinton and Obama were formally nominated.

"I am not telling you what to do," Clinton told supporters earlier in the day, some of whom shouted their displeasure. "You've come here from so many different places having made this journey and feeling in your heart what is right for you to do."