Campaign Chairman: Clinton Won't Speak Tonight

He urges crowd in NYC to get some sleep
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2016 1:26 AM CST
Campaign Chairman: Clinton Won't Speak Tonight
Hillary Clinton supporters react as results come in at an election night party at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, late on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.   (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

(Newser) – A shock win for Donald Trump may be all but inevitable, according to the latest results—but whatever happens, Hillary Clinton will not be speaking tonight, according to campaign chairman John Podesta. "We're not going to have anything more to say tonight," he told the crowd at Clinton's election night party at the Javits Center in New York after 2am, NBC reports. He told the crowd Clinton "has done an amazing job" and, with some states still uncalled, "is not done yet," the AP reports. Podesta said there are many votes still to be counted, and urged supporters to get some sleep.

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People reports that the "palpable buzz in the air" at the Javits Center earlier in the evening vanished as results from swing states including Florida and North Carolina rolled in. "I feel nauseous," one top campaign official said. As the night went on, the gathering developed an atmosphere that the New York Daily News likened to a hospital waiting room—and the campaign officials that had earlier been chatting to reporters had largely vanished to staff-only areas. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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