It's official: Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee

His former rival brought the roll call to an end by successfully moving that Obama be nominated by acclamation.

Published August 27, 2008 10:50PM (EDT)

DENVER -- The Pepsi Center is rocking to the strains of "Love Train" right now, because Barack Obama is, officially, the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

As expected, when the roll call vote got to the New York delegation it was Hillary Clinton who moved to nominate her former rival by acclamation.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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