Hillary Clinton Releases Her Delegates

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Her name and Obama’s will be in the roll call vote, meaning that Clinton’s delegates will be able to vote for whomever they choose. Her words to them:

“I come here today to release you as my delegates…. What that means is that both Senator Obama’s name and mine will be put into nomination this afternoon. I have spoken to many of you who have expressed your questions about what you should do. Many of you feel a responsibility to represent your voters. Others of you want the chance to vote what’s in your heart. Still others will be voting for Senator Obama because they want to demonstrate their commitment to the party and the nominee. So I am not telling you what to do.”

“I signed my ballot this morning for Senator Obama.”

“What is important to come out of today is that we nominate Senator Barack Obama and Joe Biden for the president and vice president of the United States.”

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