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Harris accepts vice presidential nomination

Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president Wednesday night.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2020, 5:40 PM

Updated 1,400 days ago

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Harris accepts vice presidential nomination
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Kamala Harris has made history as the first Black woman to accept a spot on a major party’s presidential ticket.
In her acceptance speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, Harris mixed her polish as a former prosecutor with deeply personal tales of her upbringing to argue that she and Joe Biden can rejuvenate a country ravaged by a pandemic and deeply divided by partisan bitterness.
The California senator evoked the lessons of her late mother, an Indian immigrant who instilled in her a vision of “our nation as a beloved community -- where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from or who we love.”
She also mentioned her Jamaican immigrant father and getting a ”stroller’s eye view” of America’s diversity, while noting that she was born in Oakland’s Kaiser Hospital — perhaps a nod to President Donald Trump reigniting the baseless “birther” questions about Harris’ vice presidential eligibility.
-Associated Press


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