As a bitter 2016 presidential campaign comes to a close, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in New York to watch results and make their acceptance or concession speech. After all, they’re both New Yorkers which marks the first time in 72 years that the major party nominees are from the same state.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will speak to their supporters as soon as the race is called at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City during the “Hillary for America Election Night Event.”
Meanwhile, GOP nominee Donald Trump is about one mile away at his own election night party at the Midtown Hilton Hotel. Trump and running mate Mike Pence are hosting an invite-only gathering for friends and supporters of the campaign. Although the locations of both election events are relatively close, as Vox reports, it’s about a 40-minute, 1.8-mile walk.
Clinton is capping off a grueling campaign as the first female nominee of a major party. The Democratic nominee, who has spent much of her campaign talking about breaking the “glass ceiling,” will deliver her acceptance or concession speech under a literal glass ceiling.
During her final rally late last night, Clinton told supporters her work is just beginning.
“Tomorrow night this election will end, but I want you to understand, our work together will be just beginning,” Clinton said during a midnight rally in Raleigh, North Carolina. “We have to bridge the divides in this country. As the Bible says, we have to repair the breaches.”
According to Us Weekly, Clinton’s election night party will be a star-studded affair. Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Shonda Rhimes, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga along with other celebrities are expected to attend.
Clinton’s event kicked off at 6 p.m. ET. A live stream can be watched here.
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