UPDATE: 10:50 p.m. EDT — A dramatic video complete with personal vignettes and accounts of how Bill Clinton was such a great president introduced the 42nd commander in chief at the democratic National Convention Tuesday night. He provided more than a glimpse of her decades of life with him, offering some little known biographical details that were likely delivered in an effort to have voters connect with her on a more personal level.
Bill Clinton began with an anecdote recounting how he met, courted and ultimately married Hillary Clinton, speaking of how they "built up a lifetime of memories" together. Bill Clinton then moved on to talk about her hometown in suburban Chicago and her family as a means to illustrate how grounded she is.
Civil rights and her support for opposition for the Vietnam War compelled her to be a democrat, Bill Clinton said to applause.
"She was already determined to figure out how to make things better," he said.
Bill Clinton told another story of Hillary Clinton helping to confront school segregation before he spoke of her efforts to register people to vote in Texas. "She went to South Carolina to see why so many African-American boys were being jailed for years with adults in men's prisons," he said.
Later, he said, "she went to Massachusetts to find out why "so many kids with disabilities were not enrolled in school." That led to national efforts to reform policies surrounding educating children with disabilities, Clinton said, before adding he was trying to get her to marry him all along.
Finally, after asking her for the third time, Hillary Clinton agreed to marry him. "I married my best friend," he said.
Moving on to discuss their family life, especially the birth of their daughter, Chelsea, he said, "Hillary, first and foremost, was a mother."
He told stories of how Hillary Clinton was the main reason he sought public office. Even after he suffered defeat in a gubernatorial reelection effort, she told him to acknowledge why he wasn't elected again and talk to people about what he would do differently. It was because of her advice, he said, that he was reelected as governor in 1982.
"She's the best change maker I ever met in my life," he said.
It was New York Democrats who first approached Hillary Clinton about running for public office in the Empire State, Bill Clinton said, crediting Rep. Charles Rangel in part.
However, she was unsure of accepting President Barack Obama's appointment as secretary of state, Bill Clinton said.
"Earlier today," Bill Clinton said while pointing at the audience, "You nominated the real one," an apparent veiled reference to what the former president depicted as Donald Trump's lack of qualifications to be president.
"Hillary is uniquely qualified ... and she's still the best dang change maker I have ever known," he said. "That's just who she is."
UPDATE: 9:45 p.m. EDT — Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean injected a bit of levity into his Democratic National Convention speech — which was mostly about how Donald Trump was the wrong candidate for the presidency — when he recreated his infamous 2004 election campaign address that included a lively, unique scream that still lives on in the more lighthearted annals of American politics.
At the time, Dean was a presidential candidate in an effort that eventually fell short to then-North Carolina Sen. John Edwards. Tuesday night's display came close, but there is no substitute for the original.
UPDATE: 9:09 p.m. EDT — New York Rep. Joseph Crowley, who lost a brother and cousin in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told democratic National Convention-goers that Donald Trump "cashed in" on related relief funds.
"Where was Donald Trump in the days and months and even years after 9/11?" he asked rhetorically. "He cashed in."
UPDATE: 9:09 p.m. EDT — Anti-Democratic National Committee protests were raging Tuesday night in Philadelphia following the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton to be the party's presidential candidate. The protesters say the DNC is dishonest, a claim they attributed to leaked emails showing the group strived to give preferential treatment to Clinton.
They are also reportedly upset with a former Sanders surrogate who they say was removed from the convention. Nine Turner is a former state senator from Ohio.
UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. EDT — A group of black mothers who have lost their children to fateful encounters with law enforcement made an emotional plea for voters to support Hillary Clinton, who they said would help pass common sense gun laws.
"I am an unwilling participant in this movement," said Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother. "Hillary Clinton has the compassion and understanding to support grieving mothers" and will lead the fight for common sense gun legislation. "This isn’t about being politically correct, this is about saving our children," she said before adding: "We are imploring you — all of you — to vote this Election Day."
UPDATE: 8:05 p.m. EDT — Eric Holder told the audience at the Democratic National Convention that Hillary Clinton would continue to push the United States forward, something the former U.S. attorney general said her opponent Donald trump could not do.
"The best way to defend the right to vote is by exercising it," Holder said during a brief address.
UPDATE: 7:41 p.m. EDT — As speakers at the Democratic National Convention paraded up to the stage's lectern to make their cases for why Hillary Clinton should be the next president of the United States, delegates supporting Bernie Sanders all but took over the media tent outside of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, according to social media reports.
It was unclear exactly what they were trying to accomplish since Sanders has already called to suspend the requisite roll call vote as a means to unify the Democratic Party and rally around Clinton's candidacy.
From climate change to the global nuclear arms race to women's rights and human rights, "[Hillary Clinton] worked to empower women and girls around the world and fought on behalf of LGBT rights," Bill Clinton said to a standing ovation.
UPDATE: 7:12 p.m. EDT — The congratulations poured in Tuesday night for Hillary Clinton's historic nomination to become the first woman to run for president for a major political party. Aside from many supporters tweeting about it, the usual suspects also took to social media to voice their happiness and pride at the historic occasion.
Still, the historic night wasn't great news for everyone in attendance, as supporters of Bernie Sanders seemingly ignored his call for unity and left the convention en masse in apparent opposition to and after Clinton's nomination.
UPDATE: 6:55 p.m. EDT — Bernie Sanders joined the Vermont delegation in the audience at the Democratic National Convention and asked officials to suspend the roll call no longer delay the inevitable, a gesture seen as his latest attempt to unify the Democratic Party.
"I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," Sanders said to great applause.
Clinton will accept the nomination at the conclusion of the convention on Thursday night, DNC Chair Marcia Fudge announced immediately afterward.
UPDATE: 6:42 p.m. EDT — Hillary Clinton has become the first woman to be nominated by a major political party for president of the United States. She has accumulated more than the 2,383 delegate votes ahead of the roll call vote finishing.
The South Dakota delegation was responsible for pushing Clinton past the delegate threshold.
UPDATE: 6:25 p.m. EDT — While a requisite roll call vote was taking place inside the Philadelphia Convention Hall, a massive protest was marching on Broad Street toward the Democratic National Convention.
What exactly the demonstrators were protesting was immediately unclear, but a sign reading "black disabled lives matter" could be seen among the sea of protesters.
Back inside the Phildelphia Convention Hall, it seemed as though some attendees were preparing for a different protest of sorts.
UPDATE: 6:07 p.m. EDT — The roll call vote is producing expected results, with state by state announcing delegate votes first for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders before finally announcing a larger number of delegates voting for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
The Indiana delegation provided some comedic relief when one of its members delivered the state's delegate votes via rhyme, at Donald Trump's expense.
UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. EDT — The nominating speeches before a roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention have begun, with the first two being delivered in favor of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders before they called for unity and all Democrats to vote for Hillary Clinton in November.
UPDATE: 4:47 p.m. EDT — Day 2 of the 2016 Democratic National Convention was officially called to order shortly after 4:30 p.m. EDT as officials there observed the fact that Tuesday marked the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Former Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin took the stage afterward and demonstrated to the audience how to use sign language for "America."
The official call to order precedes the scheduled roll call vote to officially nominate Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president during which delegates take the stage and deliver speeches for their candidate of choice.
While many supporters of Bernie Sanders are on hand and being very vocal, the number of pledged delegates for Hillary Clinton outnumber those for the Vermont senator.
UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. EDT — Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will be formally nominated Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention by Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Georgia Rep. John Lewis and a contest winner named Na'ilah Amaru, according to multiple reports.
This is the beginning of the formal nomination process. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Clinton campaign was looking into ways to further involve her one-time primary competitor, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the process in an attempt to promote unity in the party.
UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. EDT — Popular progressive Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered at policy speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday afternoon. She pushed for further efforts at combating climate change and for improving how the country is governed.
"Change starts when we take the time to tell others why they should care," Warren said, via the convention's official Twitter feed. The policy speech Tuesday came after Warren delivered a speech Monday night to the primetime crowd in Philadelphia.
UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. EDT — Christian protesters clashed with people on the street Tuesday as the LGBT caucus played out at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, according to tweets from Penn Live reporter Colin Deppen. Protesters argued with passersby, one calling a woman a "Sodomite" who was not saved.
Watch video of the confrontations below.
UPDATE: 1:46 p.m. EDT — As the second day of the Democratic National Convention got under way Tuesday, openly gay former Congressman Barney Frank addressed the LGBT caucus in Philadelphia. He said that the people in the room "are people who have fought hard for the progress we have made."
Discussing the use of the LGBTQ acronym, he said, "I'm 76 years old, I remember when it was just 'F,'" via NBC.
After a tumultuous Day 1 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, officials in the Democratic Party are likely hoping for a smoother ride during Tuesday's gathering.
A certain subsection of Bernie Sanders supporters — the "Bernie or Bust" crowd — booed and shouted repeatedly Monday for their preferred candidate over presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, who is slated to accept the nomination later this week. Sanders, who was the only real competition to Clinton during the primaries, threw his full support behind Clinton.
"Any objective observer will conclude that — based on her ideas and her leadership — Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close," he said during a speech Monday night.
Sanders, along with First Lady Michelle Obama — who delivered a widely praised speech — headlined the first night of the convention. Former President Bill Clinton, husband to Hillary, is scheduled to headline Tuesday.
As the Washington Post pointed out, Clinton's remarks Tuesday will be unlike any other in history. "There has never been a speech quite like the one Bill Clinton will deliver in Philadelphia, no matter what he says," writer David Maraniss stated in an analysis piece for the paper. "A husband speaking on behalf of his wife — that has been done before. A former president speaking in support of a prospective president is also nothing new. But the combination of the two is unprecedented."
Hillary Clinton is likely hoping the Philly convention can recover from the early in-fighting and give the campaign a needed boost. Republican nominee Donald Trump has closed the gap on Clinton after the Republican convention wrapped up in Cleveland. He holds a slight lead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls.
Also scheduled to appear Tuesday is a group known as "Mothers of the Movement," who are mothers who lost children who died in police custody or from gun violence. The mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice are in the group. Other scheduled speakers Tuesday include former NYPD detective and Sept. 11 first responder Joe Sweeney and former Clinton intern Jelani Freeman. For a full list of the scheduled speakers click here.