Former Vice President Joe Biden officially became the 2020 presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.
Biden became the party’s nominee to challenge President Donald Trump after a roll call vote spanning 50 states and seven territories.
The 77-year-old Biden appeared live on screen for the first time in the Democratic National Convention, which is currently underway, after his home state of Delaware delivered the final delegates in his favour.
Biden and his wife Jill Biden appeared on the live screen and his grandchildren shot celebratory streamers after the announcement was made.
In a tweet earlier today, Biden said, “It is the honour of my life to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States of America.”
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart from my family and I will see you on Thursday,” Biden was quoted by media as saying while referring to his upcoming speech to close the convention.
Speaking about his wife Jill, Joe said, “Jill loves fiercely, cares deeply, and nothing stops her when she sets her mind to making something right. For all of you across the country, just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself.