Monday 11 December 2017

Trump and Clinton choose New York for election night parties

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at the UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at the UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool

Independent.ie Newdesk

US presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could not be further apart politically, but they will spend the decisive night of their polarising campaign barely a New York minute away from one another.

Both candidates are holding election night parties in midtown Manhattan.

Republican nominee Mr Trump will head to a power hotel that boasts of having hosted every president for more than half a century.

Democratic nominee Mrs Clinton will be at a sprawling convention centre with a perhaps symbolic glass ceiling.

In between is Times Square, where election-watching crowds have gathered for decades.

It looks set to be an only-in-New York election night befitting the spectacle of this year's campaign.

It is also the first presidential race since 1944 to feature two major party candidates from New York state.

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