Where Is Hillary Clinton? Election Day Gives Her The Perfect Reason To Rent Out This NYC Building
It's been a long presidential campaign, but Election Day is almost upon us. Millions of Americans will be at the polls, casting their votes on Nov. 8. But where will Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton be on Election Day?
Clinton will be in New York City, where she will be holding an election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, located across the East River from the Clinton campaign's headquarters in Brooklyn Heights. Members of the public can RSVP to the event; it'll take place between 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. EST at 655 W. 34th St., leaving New York voters plenty of time beforehand to cast their ballots. And if you can't make it out to New York City for election night, or you don't feel like braving the crowds, Clinton's event will be live-streamed on her website.
What is interesting about Clinton's choice of venue is the symbolism. Clinton has compared the possibility of her being the first female president to breaking through the glass ceiling — and the Javits Center where she will be holding her election night party has an actual glass ceiling. Clinton will be addressing her supporters and volunteers, according to an email sent by the Clinton campaign.
Some say Clinton is "trolling" Republican nominee Donald Trump with her venue choice. Interestingly enough, Trump once wanted to be a part of the Javits Center's development, CNN reported. Instead, the city and state oversaw the project. "What happened at that convention center is that the city and state took a great piece of property and a great project and ruined it through terrible planning and ridiculous cost overruns," he wrote in his book, The Art of the Deal. Trump even offered to waive an $833,000 fee if the building was named after his family, the city still went with a different option, according to Mother Jones.
Trump will also be in New York City on Election Day: U.S. News & World Report reports his event will be held the New York Hilton Midtown, not far from Trump Tower. Trump has held prior events in his eponymous building, including the announcement of his candidacy last year. It makes sense for both candidates to be in the city, since they each have ties to New York. Trump was born there, and Clinton served as the state's senator from 2001 to 2009.
Both candidates will be in Manhattan on the night of Nov. 8 — just don't expect them to meet up.