Republican National Convention day 2 recap: what Republicans discussed (Lucifer) and didn’t (jobs)
The second day of the Republican National Convention was (kinda) about jobs.
The theme was “Make America Work Again,” but right out of the gate, speakers largely focused on how a Hillary Clinton presidency would put America in danger.
In contrast to Monday’s roster, the schedule last night featured quite a few big-name Republican politicians — including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
In case you missed it live, here are the biggest things that happened on the second night of the Republican convention.
1) Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee for president
One of the first major events in last night’s lineup was the nomination vote, a very long convention rite that somehow manages to be both pretty boring and thoroughly awkward. The process consists of representatives from each state coming forward, delivering a little quip about why his or her state rocks, and declaring how the state’s delegates vote. Despite all the chatter about a possible convention holdup, the nomination process largely went off without a hitch: The Trump-Pence ticket is official. Read more at Vox.