Watch As DNC Chair Hopefuls Begin Making Their Cases : NPR


1:27 p.m. ET: “Time to vote”

All the candidates have now spoken, and as Donna Brazile just told a cheering crowd, “It is time to vote.”

The race will be conducted on paper ballots. This morning, the DNC conducted several test runs with electronic clickers that would have allowed for instant on-screen tabulations, but Brazile was uncomfortable with their efficacy and even noted questions about the security and speed of the room’s wifi, among other factors, made her lean toward sticking with a more low-tech approach.

— Scott Detrow

1:25 p.m. ET: Fringe candidate questions validity of Trump’s win

Milwaukee lawyer Peter Peckarsky used his speech to raise questions about validity of President Trump’s electoral win, saying Trump’s narrow victories in Florida, North Carolina veered too far from exit poll results. There’s been no evidence that electoral results were tampered with in any state. In fact, a recount funded by the Green Party increased Trump’s margin over Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by about 100 votes.

— Scott Detrow

1:18 p.m. ET: “Women of color” are the “backbone” of the Democratic Party

Speeches are wrapping up. The second to last speaker was Jehmu Greene, former president of Rock the Vote who was also a Fox News analyst. Being a Fox analyst was something that was a hurdle for her with this…

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