Balloons drop, mark end of Hillary Clinton’s convention

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

11:35 p.m.

Balloons are falling on Hillary Clinton‘s convention in Philadelphia.

Red, white and blue balloons are raining down on Democrats and blanketing the stage as Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine celebrate their nomination with their families.

The convention-closing party included pyrotechnics that seemed to startle even Clinton, as well as an elaborate “card stunt” that doesn’t appear to have come off as planned.

According to instructions given earlier in the night, delegates were supposed to hold up color cards attached to their seats to spell out a message.

But within the hall at least, it was not clear what message read.

11:30 p.m.

There are some signs of discontent amid the celebration of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination.

As Clinton spoke, several people in the crowd at the Democratic National Convention unfurled a banner that said “Wikileaks.” It’s a reference to the leaked party emails that some say show the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over primary rival Bernie Sanders.

Near the Hawaii delegation, a few delegates waved signs for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Some Sanders delegates sat quietly throughout the speech.

For much of Clinton’s speech, a bright red sign stood out from the sea of campaign posters. It read, “Keep your promises.”

Clinton struggled to keep command of the arena. She was repeatedly interrupted by chants of “Hillary!” – that was her supporters’ way of drowning out hecklers.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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