Clinton Supporters Leave Her Election Night Event Early, And In Tears

David Goldman

NEW YORK — Supporters of Hillary Clinton trickled out of Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center in tears Tuesday night as electoral returns showed an increasingly grim picture of her presidential prospects.

Stopped by TPM, a family of four, a group of three women, and a young couple all declined to talk, walking out of the building with heads bowed. Several had tears in their eyes.

Clinton’s Election Night bash, held under a glittering glass ceiling, was far larger than the one Trump’s campaign planned at the nearby New York Hilton Midtown hotel. Supporters of the Democratic nominee had lined up since 5 a.m. to secure seats to the victory party.

Yet with networks calling must-win states like Florida and North Carolina for Trump, the room went all but quiet. Many guests left early, conceding a potential loss.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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