WASHINGTON, D.C.—At a special Republican convention convened over the weekend, the GOP named Hillary Clinton their official choice to run against Donald Trump in 2020.
It's not typical for a political party to nominate the opposing candidate, but in this case, Republicans claimed they "just couldn't pass up" the opportunity to ensure Clinton wins the DNC nomination. As such, the GOP voted in a landslide to nominate Hillary Clinton to run against Trump, with a rare unanimous vote from delegates to the convention.
"Please, Hillary. Please accept our nomination to run against Trump. We're begging you," RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said in a speech. "Oh man, that would be amazing." The crowd cheered, chanting, "Clinton! Clinton!" as party officials passed out "I'm With Her" swag to the gathered Republican representatives.
Meanwhile, Democrat leaders took a preliminary vote over whether or not Hillary should run in 2020, with the vast majority being opposed and Hillary Clinton being in favor.
Still, Clinton says she may accept the Republicans' nomination to be the Democrat nominee. "I think I'd do a pretty good job," she said. "And we can't know how well I would do against Donald Trump unless we try a second time, can we?"
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