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Yang, Louis-Dreyfus Riff on Pence's Name as DNC Wraps

And Joe Biden is now the official Democratic nominee
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2020 8:00 PM CDT
Updated Aug 20, 2020 11:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Democratic National Convention wrapped up Thursday night with Joe Biden formally accepting the party's nomination for president, ending four nights of appearances by such political VIPs as Barack and Michelle Obama, VP nominee Kamala Harris, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and many more urging people to vote for him. "Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst," Biden said. "I’ll be an ally of the light, not our darkness. And make no mistake, we’ll overcome this season of darkness in America." The AP notes Biden kept his focus positive, in contrast to the dire warnings of what a second Trump term might look like that had been offered by some of the big names who spoke on other nights. More from the convention's final evening:

  • Biden's kids Hunter and Ashley made what Fox News calls a "rare" appearance; their speech was mostly a tribute to late brother Beau.
  • Even Sarah Cooper, the comedian whose lip sync impersonations of President Trump have gone viral, spoke: "Donald Trump doesn’t want any of us to vote because he knows he can’t win fair and square," she said.

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