Her speech hewed to the high ideals of the Democratic Party and the “poison” politics consuming the Republican presidential race. She vowed to protect and restore the fundamental rights of all the citizens of the nation. “For far too many, liberty and justice for all is a promise we have failed to keep,” Harris said.
Winning the party endorsement required at least 60 percent of the votes from credentialed party delegates or their proxies, a mark that historically has been difficult to reach because delegates also have the option of checking a box for “no endorsement”.
Harris has a long history of championing core Democratic ideals in California, including going after the big banks behind the mortgage crisis and leading the fight for same-sex marriage. She was elected Attorney General in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and is the first female, the first African-American, and the first Asian-American attorney general in California.