Democratic National Convention Virtually Kicks Off Day One

Bernie Sanders, Republican John Kasich and former first lady Michelle Obama were among the famous speakers showing support for Joe Biden on the first day of a virtual convention to formally nominate him as the Democratic nominee in the November presidential election. The first night of speakers consisted of some in real time, as well as pre-recorded remarks and montages featuring front line workers, small business owners and an array of voters.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also spoke, saying in part, “Now we need a leader as good as our people. A leader who appeals to the best within us, not the worst. A leader who can unify, not divide. A leader who can bring us up, not tear us down. I know that man. I’ve worked with that man. I’ve seen his talent. I’ve seen the strength. I’ve seen his pain, and I’ve seen his heart. That man is Joe Biden.”

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Republican, said, “Yes, there are areas where Joe and I absolutely disagree. But that’s OK because that’s America. Because whatever our differences, we respect one another as human beings, each of us searching for justice and for purpose.”

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