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Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump to concede, CNN reports.
However, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chair, told her supporters early Wednesday to go home and assured them the campaign would have more to say in the morning.
“We can wait a little longer, can’t we?” Podesta asked a cheering crowd. “They’re still counting votes, and every vote should count. Several states are too close to call, so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight. So listen. Listen to me. Everybody should head home, you should get some sleep. We’ll have more to say tomorrow.”
But many in the crowd had heard enough to know Trump was all but certainly gign to win the race.
“He’s going to start a third World War, he’s so unstable,” Heather Bailey said as she and her friend, Adrian Lyss, walked out of the Javitz Center at 2:15 a.m., 12 hours after they’d left home and headed to New York, hoping to witness the first woman become president.
She called Trump’s campaign “so obnoxious. But now it’s real, and I’m really scared.”
Podesta signed off by saying that Clinton’s supporters’ votes and enthusiasm were appreciated by campaign and candidate alike.
We will take Podesta’s advice and head home — soon, anyway. But we will be back with news of the final hours of this election — and, it increasingly seems, on President-elect Trump.
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