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a process that will end with the nomination of hillary clinton for president. but 46% of the bound delegates in this hall tonight will be casting their ballots for bernie sanders but in a show of utility and unity that is the yellow brick road for the people here, the state of vermont, bernie sanders' home state is expected to nominate clinton by acclimation, making her the first woman nominee of a major political party. that could happen in about 45 minutes. this is the way it looked wendell wear announced its vote a short time ago. >> delaware you have 32 votes how do you cast your votes? >> delaware casts 9 votes for bernie sanders. and cast 23 votes for the next president of the united states,
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hillary clinton! >> "action news" reporter sara bloomquist is live in the arena tonight, sara you spent time with the pennsylvania delegation during the early sections of the role call as you know clinton beat sanders in pennsylvania by 1 points in the primary. despite that is therive decision of the delegates during this role call. >> it started out tonight we saw some division as they got this role call underway. just before it we did hear from supporters of bernie sanders and hillary clinton from the start of the role call, they say at this point they are still supporting bernie but after the role call they will rally behind hillary clinton, that role call underway now. everyone expects hillary clinton will get the nomination. i did speak with pennsylvania delegates as this role call was just getting underway. >> i think that bernie had a tremendous positive impact on
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the party and the platform they put together was the most progressive they ever put together it's all progress and beneficial. >> we want the same thing for the nation. $15 an hour, affordable college, we want the same things. >> every delegate will have their vote counted. this is part of the democratic process so we are hear to witness, history. and for those of us that pledged our support for bernie we are hear to see the process through to the end. >> for me i'm a bernie guy 100%, if he doesn't win tonight, i'm a hillary person 100%, it's more important to beat donald trump. >> that is what we hear on the convention floor, delegates came here to cast the votes for bernie sanders but once the role call is over, once hillary clinton is nominated they will be with her.
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on the convention floor, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. as the role call to nominate hillary clinton continues tonight. we'll keep a live picture of the convenience floor on the lower left of your screen and at president, bill clinton, was in the hall as a spectator last night but he will be front and center on the stage tonight. clinton is expected to promote what aides say is his wife's lesser known achievements, her early days as a child advocacy lawyer and campaigns as first lady and her work as a senator of new york. vice president, joe biden, is a notable speaker to take the podium. the vice president did a walk through on the stage, to get used to the teleprompter, and biden addressed unity.
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>> i bets you everything i have hardly anyone will pull a lever for trump. are you kidding me? they will show up, they worked really hard, they did more to change the attitude and party than anything that happened in a long lon time and it's all for the better. >> also tonight we'll hear from the group called mothers for the movement. the mothers of trayvon martin and eric garner and others that lost their lives to gun violence, they are strong sum supporters of hillary clinton and they will talk about justice reform tonight. meanwhile black lives matter took to the streets in protest this afternoon marching from broad and diamond to philadelphia city hall, that is where "action news" reporter jeff jericho is live. what is the story today? >> reporter: hey jim, the protesters marched three miles
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and they ended up here south of city hall and the rally going on behind me, a number of different causes if you take a look overhear there is a police presence to match dozens of officers keeping watch and this is just one of numerous rallies and protests throughout the day. >> hundreds of bernie sanders supporters rallied under the hot sun -- injecting their candidates calls to unify. >> what does the platform mean? we do not trust her. bernie or bust for me. >> that means i love and appreciate bernie's candidacy, if the other candidate is unacceptable there is no way i'll vote for her. >> they railed against expansion plans. >> it's bad for our health and communities and in particular the vulnerable communities that
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surround the area. >> and for much of the afternoon hundreds shut down broad street as they marched from broad street to north city hall, causes from black lives matter to ending the democratic party. >> they are not our boss and you can't force us to vote for whatever. if you shut out the most hard core dude in the senate, we can't be part of the democratic party and have to do something else. >> protests are mostly peaceful and protesters receive citations yesterday, as they tried to access a restricted area, but no arrests on the first day of protests and things are looking good so far today. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you jeff. lets bring you up to date quickly. what is happening here inside of the wells fargo center. the role call of states, they are now in minnesota, they are at minnesota with the 93
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delegates, there will be a roar from this crowd, very soon. when new york state comes up for its role call, of course hillary clinton lives in chappaqua, new york and represented the state of new york in the u.s. senate. this place will erupt when new york comes to the microphone. any time you want to know the latest on what is happening inside and outside of this convention please turn to the "action news" social media accounts, our facebook page is filled with the pot tics and protesters and all the fun and all the interaction with you. and the 6 abc twitter feed has up to the second breaking news and information to keep up with the convention and everything else happening in the tri-state area. go to and and we invite you to join us for special dnc coverage online, we
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have in-depth continuing coverage from the wells fargo center beginning at 7:30 tonight and you can watch that on or on the 6 abc news app. there is other news tonight and it's not good. there is another terrorist attack in france and isis has already claimed responsibility. two extremists attacked a catholic church in normandy. and during the service slit the throat of an 84-year-old priest. the two assailants took hostages before being shot to death by police. and french president, hollande, said that to come to church and kill a priest is to profane the public. they have assured the pope that everything is being done to protect the churches of france. david muir will have more on the attack next at 6:30.
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and a robber had the tables turned on him in philadelphia. the incident happened on the 2200 block of bryn mawr avenue. the police say the man tried to steal a vehicle and tried to holdup another man and he fired three shots. the suspect is in litcal condition and police believe that the shooting is justified. and attorney general, kathleen kane, is in court today. the attorneys for both sides argued what would be admissible when her trial begins in two weeks time. the judge dismissed without making a ruling. the smoking situation forced the evacuation of the montgomery mall. the mall lost power this morning and when a backup generator kicked in people smelled something burning and shoppers
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evacuated as firefighters cleared the scene and the mall reopened at 12:30 this afternoon. 12 new officers are fow on the cherry hill police force, sworn in, taking it's oath to protect and serve. the officers when through a rigorous hiring progress that began in january with 1200 applicants taking a written test. coming up on "action news," it was the great debate on the streets today. cheesesteaks versus cheesecake, philadelphia versus new york. ahead who took the competition and bragging rights. day two of training camp and all eyes are on carson wentz. we'll have that story coming up. we hit a high of 92 making it day five of the heat wave but i'm tracking a stormy end to it. i'll explain when in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories be more from the democratic national
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convention when "action news" continues.
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we return to the wells fargo center where the role call to nominate hillary clinton continues at this hour. new hampshire is up with its 32 delegates. hillary clinton will become the democratic nominee as soon as she clinched 2382 delegate votes tonight s when the role call is complete it's another night of star power, it's scheduled to take the convenience stage, here
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we go, abc scandal actor tony gold win will speak along with mercil streep and a performance with alicia keys will close out the night. it has given the philadelphia congressman a chance to challenge a congressman from new york to tie titanic competition, we are talking philadelphia cheesesteaks against new york cheesecakes. john rawlins has the story. >> inside of the auto gust union lead -- the a smack down for bragging rights for best eats, philly versus new york. and a panel of judges chowing down new york pizza versus philly pretzels and sides. >> all foods are not created equal. >> the big sweet versus savory
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battle. new york cheesecake versus philly cheesesteak. five rounds of high calorie stuff not a veggie insight. the calorie and fat count so high michelle obama will not have anything to do with this. the score cards were tallied. first bad news -- >> the cheesecake won. indeed. but then. philadelphia foods 164, new york 149. >> i'm attempting to be gracious to my friend, carolyn standing next to me but as a philadelphian it's nice to win and beating new york adds a special joy to it. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> for the -- this is new
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jersey -- >> and for the next president of the united states of america the first female and history will be made 90 votes for hillary rodham clinton. >> new jersey you have cast your votes. >> one of the great political traditions in this country. filled with fun and with some drama occasionally. the role call of states. it is happening here at the wells fargo center. you just saw the state of new jersey. we continue with this great tradition and "action news" continues in just a moment. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message.
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who do you talk to for military advice right now? well, i watch the shows. i mean i really see a lot of great - you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows... while donald trump watched tv,
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as secretary of state, hillary clinton negotiated a cease fire in gaza. a reduction in nuclear weapons... took on vladimir putin... and stood up against the trafficking of human beings. a steady leader in an unsteady world. ducis rogers second day of eagles training camp and i imagine we are hearing this repeated often in the future.
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one of the big stories, carson wentz. >> it's all about him. it's not often that the third string quarterback gets all the attention. but second overall pick, carson wentz is not just some guy. and we are not the only ones watching wentz. >> it's no secret at eagles camp, carson wentz is the main attracti attraction. >> are you used to all eyes on you? >> you get used to and you are playing football and you don't worry about it. >> it's north dakota bison territory too. including three stations from north dakota here to follow wentz's every move. >> it doesn't surprise me. the state university program they have back home is unbelievable and the support is awesome. >> covering him since he is in
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high school, nothing has ever been to big for him and never made a huge deal about anything. >> this group has followed the group to the combine and nfl draft in chicago, of course they are also at his first training camp. if you run a carson wentz story, that is what people care about. >> he was in fargo to weeks ago for a carson wentz events and there was more eagles jerseys than bison fans. i now the that would never happen. >> jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> new eagles linebacker, nigel radam was arrested in miami. last week he got into an altercation with an employee of a hotel there. top pick ben simmons out with kids at the military
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academy in wayne and a thrill for them and something simmons wished he experienced when he was their age. >> i went to camp as a kid and we never had this. it's a great experience here. >> certainly a thrill to them. back to jim gardner at the wells fargo center. >> thank you. cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. if you want to soar along the highest, longest and fastest zipline in north america, there's only one place to do it. and that's not the only thing you can only find in new york state. ♪ it's all in the catskills. only in new york. new york. it's all here. it's only here. plan your summer vacation at
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cecily tynan, a delegate from new hampshire asked me before if it's always this hot and steamy in philadelphia. i tried to assure her it was not but i don't think she believed
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me. >> just when a bunch of politicians are in town with the dnc. fortunately today was not as oppressive as yesterday. i was tracking the line of severe thunderstorms yesterday and now you see stormtracker 6 live double scan all clear, no storm clouds today but i'm getting a lot of photos like this posted on my facebook, larry posted six photos like this, what is this rainbow in the clouds. this is a horizontal arc. when the cirrus clouds 20,000 feet in the atmosphere contain ice crystals and act like prisms and refracture the light season create the rainbow effect. and we see a lot of these in the skies today. this is day five of our heat wave, so far tied for the longest heat wave. we had five days two weeks ago but it looks like we'll have to more before this ends. yesterday's high is 97 and we had the heat index of 109 and today not as bad.
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91 in philadelphia currently, 81 with the sea breeze in cape may and allentown 89 and reading 92 and heat indexes most areas below 100, 93 in philadelphia and 95 in millville and the exception in dover, heat index 101. so a lot better today. satellite 6 along with action radar showing why that front that brought us the storms last night, that is now stalled to the south, we get the winds from the northwest, that is the drier flow of air, if you look to the southwest over west virginia though, you see showers and thunderstorms bubbling up and what is low pressure that ride as long the front and could bring a few thunderstorms south of philadelphia tomorrow and tonight though we'll be storm free, partly cloudy and muggy, 75 in philadelphia, and allentown 64 and cape may 75 and wilmington 72 degrees, future tracker 6 showing tomorrow morning, brighter skies to the
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north and more clouds to the south and the possibility of showers bubbling up and could see more of this activity into the afternoon and i think we have a much better chance of showers and thunderstorms thursday night into friday. and that will put an end to the heat wave. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow kind of a carbon copy of today. 92 degrees and dew points in the 60s. partly sunny and not quite as oppressive. on thursday it gets more muggy and a little bit warmer, 93 degrees, day seven of the heat wave, thursday night into friday, showers and thunderstorms, friday the heat wave is over, 88 degrees and it will be very humid and we stay unsettled on saturday and heading into next week the temperatures also in the upper 80s and jim when the dnc leaves town so does the heat wave. >> thank you cecily. elected officials put politics aside to help feed the hungry, they took time out from the dnc to volunteer at the
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philabundance warehouse in philadelphia. volunteers including massachusetts congressman jim mcgovern helped to label food and raise awareness of hunger. feeding america made the event possible today. abc world news with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues tonight at 10:00 on phl 17. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner live from the democratic nation an convention and we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight on the floor of the democratic national convention. the roll call under way. the tension. history about to be made. chants of hillary, chants of bernie on the floor. with hillary clinton about to become the first female presidential nominee. bernie sanders telling those booing, they're playing right into donald trump's hands. and an emotional michelle obama. did she just give hillary clinton the biggest gift of this convention? >> because of hillary clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states. >> and what we're just now learning about bill clinton's speech just hours away now. also breaking, the deadly attack in church. an


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