Day Two of the Democratic National Convention gets underway this afternoon. After a raucous opening day, Democrats are hoping for a smoother, but no less important, follow-up. Here are five things to watch for:
1. Hillary makes it official: The delegates will go through the traditional roll call of states that ends with Hillary Clinton officially becoming the nominee. It’s a formality at this point, but it will be important to see whether Sanders delegates protest the vote or otherwise make it less than a smooth ride for Clinton.
2. Is Georgia involved? Word spread through the convention center on Tuesday that U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta would be among those officially nominating Clinton from the convention stage. It’s confirmed that Lewis has a speaking role tonight, but the party has not yet said what that is.
3. Is Sanders involved? Likewise, CNN and other outlets reported Tuesday that Bernie Sanders could be involved in the nominating process as yet another olive branch to his supporters who have yet to embrace Clinton. Early reports were that Sanders was going to officially place Clinton’s name into nomination, but later it was reported that Sanders wanted his home state of Vermont to be given a high-profile place in the voting order so he could report his state unanimously behind Clinton.
4. Carters in the spotlight: Former state Sen. Jason Carter of Atlanta, Georgia’s 2014 Democratic candidate for governor, is expected to take the stage shortly after 7 p.m. to introduce a video message from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter. We’ll be watching to see whether Jason Carter gives any hint at his plans for a future bid for office and whether President Carter openly endorses Clinton in his video message.
5. How long does Bill go? Former President Bill Clinton is the big-name speaker of the night and is not expected to go on stage until around 10 p.m. Given his penchant for long speeches, it’ll be important to note how many delegates remain in their seats through the would-be first gentleman’s address.
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