Final night of Democratic National Convention features Joe Biden accepting nomination


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Former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden and former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden at a past Fourth of July Iowa Cubs game in Des Moines.

Ivana Venema-Nunez, Reporter

The virtual Democratic National Convention ended Thursday night, culminating with Democratic candidate Joe Biden accepting the nomination of his party to oppose President Donald Trump in this November’s general election.

The general message was of how the nation needs empathy and strong leadership.

Many, like Chris Coon, Senator of Delaware, asserted that Biden would be the leader this nation needs, someone who is a man of faith and has love and compassion for all people of various faiths. 

According to ABC News, early voting has been accepted in 40 states and the DNC has rallied for everyone to vote early.  The United States Postal Service and mail-in ballot processes have  been  criticized by Trump, which has been seen as an act of voter suppression among democrats. 

A diverse set of speakers took part in Thursday’s video presentations.  Congresswoman Deb Haaland, U.S. Representative of New Mexico and one of the first Native American women voted into Congress, spoke about how important voting is, and how Biden and Harris will help build a better future. 

Biden’s much-anticipated speech on accepting the nomination to run for president was lengthy and came with a few stumbles, something the Republican side has been counting on to discredit him as a reliable leader.  However, according to a New York Times article, Biden projected a sense of presidential authority, especially when ripping President Trump on foreign policy.

It is being reported that the Republican National Convention, which starts next week, will also be virtual.