CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 6 (UPI) --
Delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., early Thursday nominated President Obama as the party's standard-bearer.
Obama needed 2,778 votes to be nominated. Roughly 6,000 delegates are seated at this convention.
Mississippi deferred announcing its votes to Ohio, a battleground state, which cast all 188 votes for Obama, putting him over the threshold.
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