Live updates: Democratic National Convention

Follow live updates from the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton makes history by becoming the first woman to receive the presidential nomination from a major political party.

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Chelsea Clinton: Hillary will fight against gun violence

Chelsea Clinton speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Credit: Reuters

Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea has introduced her mother's formal acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination with a pledge that as president, Mrs Clinton will fight against gun violence and climate change.

Speaking on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, she said: "I'm here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother, and tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter."

This November, I'm voting for the progressive who will protect our planet from climate and our communities from gun violence.

Who will reform our criminal justice system and who knows that women's rights are human rights, and who knows LGBT rights are human rights - here at home and around the world.

– Chelsea Clinton

In a thinly-veiled swipe at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, she added: "I loved that my parents expected me to have opinions and to be able to back them up with facts."


More than 24 million watched Obama's DNC speech

Credit: PA

More than 24 million Americans watched president Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night.

Our Washington correspondent Robert Moore said this is a win for the Democrats over TV-ratings chasing Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Obama 'ready to pass the baton' says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has tweeted that Barack Obama is "ready to pass the baton" of the leadership of the United States over to her.

The Democratic nominee for president was given a rousing endorsement by the current president last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

She tweeted this picture of the two of them waving to crowds.

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