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South Carolina voters represented by speakers at DNC

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SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - South Carolinians were well represented at the Democratic National Convention, especially on the final night.

Six people from the Palmetto State spoke on Hillary Clinton's behalf, and several others from the local area have been there to witness history.

Steve Benjamin, the mayor of Columbia, two survivors of the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, former S.C. State Rep. Bakari Sellers, S.C. Democratic Party Chair Jamie Harrison, and Rep. James Clyburn all spoke during the event.

"To stand here at this crossroad in our nation's history is proof that anything is possible," Sellers said during his speech Thursday night.

"The torch has been passed to a new generation of southerners, diverse, progressive, and fed up with Republicans' failed governance and dangerous divisiveness," Harrison added during his moment in front of the crowd.

"My standing before you tonight is a testament to the strength of our party, the goodness of our people and the greatness of our nation.Our nation is strong, but we can be stronger," Clyburn said about the Democratic Party Thursday. 

Many in the Democratic Party have fought to get Hillary Clinton to this point, and some believe a Clinton presidency will do a lot for South Carolina.

"I think, in the end when she's president of the United States, this state will benefit as a result of those relationships," Harrison said.

Others believe Clinton's possible presidency will do much more for the generations to come.

Harrison said the next steps are about continuing the fight, this time against Donald Trump.

In the end, he believes it's important that the south works together to get the Democratic message out there.

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