Roll Call at the Democrats’ Convention

Reviewers seem to agree that the best part of this virtual convention so far was Tuesday night’s Roll Call, in which each state cast its votes for the Presidential contenders from within the state’s borders. Heretofore each state’s delegates would be called upon from their location on the floor of the hall in which the convention was being held.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no central convention site, as we know. So the organizers were forced to create a virtual convention, and I imagine each state’s Democratic Party leaders worked very hard to come up with a way to showcase their state. Rhode Island, as I’m sure you’ve heard by now, chose to show off its calamari.

In case you missed it, here’s the whole 42-minute extravaganza.