John Podesta came out tonight in place of Hillary Clinton and spoke to thousands of weary Clinton supporters at two in the morning. Podes...
John Podesta came out tonight in place of Hillary Clinton and spoke to thousands of weary Clinton supporters at two in the morning. Podesta told supporters to "go home and get some sleep", and gave the idea that they are optimistic and upbeat about the future votes coming in. Vote counters are still counting and re-counting close polls in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and others.
Trump is currently at 254 delegates, and Clinton at 218.
Many are calling out the irony in the situation that Clinton just refused to concede, after her and her team viciously attacked Trump for not officially saying he would accept the election results.
Many experts are saying this is the correct decision, and not a refusal to concede. It is believed that the polls in these critical states are far too slim to make an official decision -- therefore, waiting until morning may be both the wise, and correct, choice for both sides.
Trump supporters chant "Call it, call it", anger arises.
Many Trump supporters in New York at Trump's headquarters have not left despite Podesta telling Clinton supporters to go home as results won't be given out until the morning. With 254 electoral votes, Trump is right on the brink of winning this incredibly long stretch, and Trump supporters are furious that they're putting it off until morning. Many have begun shouting "Call it, call it", and other chants in anger unison.
Regardless of what political position you side with, there's really nothing that can be done right now. The critical states that will decide this election are taking hours to re-count. Megyn Kelly of FOX News compared tonight's election to that of Perry vs. Bush, where they similarly put it off until the morning. Other experts say it will give Clinton a chance to prepare a polished concession speech, which may benefit the country at a controversial time.
Many have taken to Twitter to voice their anger about the decision of the Clinton camp to put it off until morning. The Wall Street Journal is the first to officially call Pennsylvania for Trump, favoring him 48.9% to Clinton's 47.6%. If their results pan out to be accurate, Trump could potentially be the President of the United States.