Roll call of states begins; Hillary Clinton eyes history

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Hillary Clinton has had her name placed in nomination for president.

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski has done that honor at the Democratic National Convention — and says she’s delivering a speech on behalf of “all women who have broken down barriers for others.”

Mikulski was the first Democratic woman to be elected to the Senate in her own right.

Later Tuesday night, Clinton is set to become the first woman to be nominated for president of a U.S. political major party.

Clinton’s nomination was seconded by a leader of the civil rights movement, Georgia Rep. John Lewis. He tells the convention the nation had made “too much progress and we are not going back.”

He’s asking the delegates to vote in November “like we have never ever voted before.”