Under the threat from Trumpism, the Democrats of this convention have built a coalition, of themselves supportive independents, that looks like America. In their roll call vote last night, one saw the success of their efforts. Those opposed to Trump might have wilted under pressure from the power of the federal executive branch, but they have instead grown ever stronger by forming a majoritarian movement that advances America’s hopeful political tradition of evolving liberty and justice.
Against the most powerful man in all the world, they have arrayed millions upon millions of less powerful men and women committed to a constitutional ideal.
Democratic delegates from all 50 U.S. states and seven territories cast their official votes for the 2020 presidential nominee during a virtual roll call on the second night of the Democratic National Convention. Speaking from notable locations in their home regions — from ocean shores in Puerto Rico to tribal lands in New Mexico and South Dakota — delegates highlighted their policy priorities and announced vote tallies for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.