No Concession Tonight: Clinton Won’t Address Election Night Crowd

AP

Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta took the stage at New York’s Javits Center, where the campaign was holding what it had hoped would be a victory party, and told the crowd to go home and to get the rest, but he said the election wasn’t over yet.

No speech from Clinton, let alone a concession.

“We can wait a little longer, cant we?” Podesta said. “They’re still counting votes and every vote should count. Several states are too close to call.”

As Podesta spoke Trump was on the verge of securing the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. But he had not crossed the threshold yet.

The campaign’s press pool had previously reported that Podesta was heading to the Javits Center, without Clinton.

“We will have more to say tomorrow,” Podesta said.

He praised the supporters for their hard work.

“We are so proud of you and we are so proud of her,” Podesta said. “She has done an amazing job and she’s not done yet.”

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