NEW YORK CITY (WRIC) — Preparations for Election Night are underway at the Javits Center in New York City for what Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine hope will be a victory party.
It is quite a massive set up; the stage is lined with American flags under the backdrop of Clinton’s campaign logo. But perhaps most noticeable is the glass ceiling at the Javits Center.
Clinton talked about breaking glass ceilings when she accepted the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention and tomorrow she will be under a literal glass ceiling hoping to make history as the first female president of the United States.
Outside the Javits Center, security is tight.
There are officers on every corner, barricades in place and streets in and around the center are blocked off. Homeland security officers are also present and we are told there are heavy weapons units trained to respond quickly to any terror threats.
As preps are underway, the candidates are on a whirlwind final push through four states to get voters out to the polls. The democratic party tells 8News that they feel good about the race. They liked what they saw from early voting this weekend. With a surge in latino voters, they feel that plays well for Clinton and Kaine.
“We like where we are, confident and know that the history-making ticket of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine is one that is going in the right direction and we feel very confident about where we are and where we are going to be election night,” said Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Susan Swecker.
8News is also being told that some of the tight security outside the center and all those streets blocked off is in preparation for a visit from the president tomorrow night.
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