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Democratic National Convention 2020: Day 1

Updated 1:12 AM EDT, Tue August 18, 2020
'It's up to us.' Michelle Obama's emotional call to action

What we covered here

  • DNC day one: The Democratic National Convention kicked off four days of virtual events tonight, with live and prerecorded speeches from across the country.
  • Michelle Obama blasted Trump: The former first lady delivered a sharp political message, calling Trump the “wrong” president for the country and urging Americans to vote for Joe Biden like their “lives depend on it.”
  • Other big speakers: Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also delivered messages remotely.
  • Our live coverage has ended. Read and watch below to see how it all unfolded.
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