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2020 Democratic National Convention: Tuesday updates

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden in a moment of triumph at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night. Credit: DNCC via Getty Images

What happened:

  • It's official: Joe Biden became the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee tonight, more than three decades after his first White House run.
  • Former second lady Jill Biden addressed the country for the first time as the prospective first lady, giving a deeply personal portrait of her husband.
  • Joe Biden drew on party elders — including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
  • Younger Democrats also got some of the spotlight, including Stacey Abrams and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Tuesday updates

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