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‘It's About Time': Locals React to Clinton's Historic Nomination for President

San Diegans celebrated history Tuesday as Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, happy to see a woman run for the office. 

At the Democratic National Convention's roll call, Clinton officially became the party's nominee. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced 221 votes for Sanders and 330 votes for Clinton. 

Clinton is the first woman in history to lead a major party in the race for the White House. 

"I think it's about time a woman's elected for president," said Clinton supporter and San Diego voter Lillian. 

Robin Burns, an undecided voter, said many voters have seen the negative associated with Clinton, from Benghazi to her emails. But, "I would really love to see a woman as president, I really would," Burns said. 

But other San Diegans expressed doubt Hillary was the right person for the job, saying it was a bittersweet moment. 

"I do think it is a great thing that we’ve moved forward enough in the history of our country that a woman is a nominee for president," said Samantha Pennington, a Donald Trump supporter. "Do I think everybody's ready for it? No. But I do believe that it is a good thing that we’ve moved forward to that point."

Pennington said she thought the election was about choosing the lesser of two evils, and that was why she was supporting Trump. 

Milena, a San Diego voter, said she was happy to see a woman running as a major party's nominee.

"I don’t want to vote for someone just because she’s a woman," said Milena. "I wish there was someone that I agreed with more and supported more…I’m still of course glad it’s a woman."

Bernie Sanders supporter Margarita Huddleston, 80, said she was glad to see the country moving forward, even if she was still questioning some of the things Clinton had done in the past. 

"The progress that America has done, it’s just so wonderful and may we continue to encourage our young girls," she said.

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