U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden speak from Brandywine High School, where she taught English from 1991 to 1993, during the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention as participants from across the country are hosted over video links from the originally planned site of the convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 18, 2020. - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Biden Wins Democratic Party Presidential Nomination at Convention

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The Democratic National Convention kicked off on 17 August in a virtual format to formally pick the party's nominees for president and vice president in the 2020 US election.

The convention is scheduled to wrap up on Thursday when former Vice President Biden is expected to accept the nomination and address the nation from his home in Delaware.

Originally planned for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the event is now mostly digital on each of the four nights due to concerns over the coronavirus.

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Former US Vice President Joe Biden officially won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination after a roll call vote at the party's national convention.

Biden secured 3,558 delegates after the roll call vote on Tuesday, which took place at a largely virtual convention due to the pandemic, nominally held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Candidates needed 1,991 delegates to win the presidential nominee for their party, a threshold Biden reached earlier on after Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out.

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Former US President Bill Clinton has criticized President Donald Trump at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on his response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that voters have to decide “whether to renew his contract or hire someone else”.

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