Democratic National Convention 2016: Tuesday preview

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PHILADELPHIA — The divide between Democratic delegates was prominent Monday afternoon before the Democratic National Convention even officially kicked off.

First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd after delivering remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Hillary Clinton email scandal had been pushed back into the spotlight with the resignation of DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Supporters of Bernie Sanders booed when the former presidential candidate spoke Monday afternoon of uniting to back Hillary Clinton and then took to the streets of Philadelphia in peaceful protest.

But the high-profile speakers that took the stage Monday night pointed the DNC in the direction of inspiration and party unification — a much different path than was set at Day One of the GOP convention with the Melania Trump plagiarism drama.

U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren spoke to delegates of the negative implications of a nation led by Donald Trump, and Sanders proceeded to hammer home his ringing endorsement for Clinton as the next president.

Yet the person who seemed to most electrify the crowd and resonate with viewers at home was Michelle Obama, who threw her full-fledged support behind Clinton, recalled her husband’s impact as president and slammed Trump for his bully tactics.

“Our motto is, when they go low, we go high,” the first lady said in her speech.

The mood Tuesday aims to shift from party unity to some of the policies Clinton is standing on.

The lineup for Day Two involves people vital to criminal justice and gun violence reform organizations, including Mothers of the Movement to close out the night. The group consists of the mothers of black people killed by gun violence, including those of Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin.

Other notable speakers include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Lena Dunham and former U.S. attorney Eric Holder.

The key political speaker of the night will by former President Bill Clinton, who could very possibly be the first-ever first gentleman in U.S. history.

How to watch:

The DNC has an app — available for iOS and Android devices — through which users can live stream the entirety of the night’s events, as well as explore additional convention content.

You can also download the PIX11 app the watch all of speeches throughout the convention and follow along with our complete coverage.

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