I’ve seen convention roll calls in person. I’ve seen convention roll calls on TV. Last night’s was by 10x the best way to do a roll call. Forget the politics. Forget that it was a convention. It was just great to see people celebrating the vast and diverse cultures across America, and to be reminded that the hate we often feel is manufactured. Don’t give in to it. (And I’m talking to myself as much as anyone.) Buzzfeed: Here Are The Beautiful, Powerful, And Funny Moments From The State Roll Call.

+ WaPo: Calamari, Rhode Island’s controversial state appetizer, becomes an unexpected star of Democratic convention.

+ A security guard who met Joe Biden on an elevator was the first to officially nominate him for president. That leaves Americans with a pretty clear election choice.