Clinton concedes, ending long bid for White House

Hillary Clinton,John Podesta,Donald Trump,Bill Clinton

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton began Tuesday on a hopeful note, with the nation's finest polling and analytics data indicating she'd be elected first female president of the world's most powerful country. By night's end, she called Donald Trump to concede the office she'd sought for so long. Early Wednesday morning, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta took the stage at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, while Clinton stayed back at the hotel where she'd been watching returns with her family. “It’s been a long night and it’s been a long campaign, but I can say we can wait a little longer,” he said. “Every vote can count," adding that the campaign would "have more to say tomorrow." Not long after, Clinton was on the phone conceding the election to the real estate billionaire after the Associated Press called the race. Clinton will indeed speak Wednesday morning, according to a campaign aide. She had been scheduled to head to the Javits Center Tuesday night, a steel and glass structure the campaign chose for its symbolism in anticipation that the Democratic nominee would become the first woman to "shatter the highest, hardest glass ceiling," as she and her campaign surrogates often say. Instead, Clinton supporters seemed stricken at the unexpected result as they streamed out of the cavernous glass structure. The Democratic nominee had long been favored to win. A scene that played out across the auditorium was forlorn-looking mothers and daughters. Fifty-year-old Liz Reisman sat on a stairway with her daughter slumped on her lap. "We’re going to be living in the 1950s again, we’re going back in time. There are no words," she said, citing in particular the potential impact on the Supreme Court. Her daughter, Rachel, she said, would likely call in sick to school the next day. The crowd at the Javits Center thinned significantly as the night progressed. Standing with red-rimmed eyes, Dana Vance, a 27-year-old pastry cook in Manhattan, stood over another mom...

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