UPDATE: This morning, TMZ discovered the Clinton campaign has called off the fireworks planned for tomorrow evening. No reason was given for the sudden change.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has scheduled an Election Night fireworks show to take place over the Hudson River on Tuesday evening. Despite tightening polls, Team Clinton remains confident in a victory and plans to celebrate in a big way.
The pyrotechnic show is expected to last about two minutes and will launch from the Javits Center on West 34th Street. The fireworks could begin as early as 9:30pm EST, pending official election results.
Meanwhile, Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump, is planning an election night party that sounds far from yuge. The Trump Campaign announced an invite-only event at the New York Hilton Midtown. The more modest move is uncharacteristic of Trump, known for his more amplified, theatrical style. Some say Trump is superstitious, hence the more bland venue selection.
The right city spectacle celebration to underscore voter enthusiasm can be the perfect note to end an election victory, especially after a campaign season as exhaustive and divisive as this year’s. What is especially unique about the 2016 election is that both candidates are New Yorkers and will both be spending election night in midtown Manhattan. That added sense of claustrophobia, coupled with how the candidates keep bumping into each other, has only heightened election tension in the city.