Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta told her supporters the Democratic candidate will not concede the election tonight, advising them to “get some sleep.”
“Several states are too close to call, so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight,” Podesta said in an address to supporters at 2 a.m. Eastern time.
“They’re still counting votes and every vote should count,” he said.
Podesta also said other states were too close to call — “so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight.”
“Everybody should head home, you should get some sleep,” he added. “We’ll have some more tomorrow.”
As he spoke, the electoral college vote count stood at 264 for Trump and 215 for Clinton. It takes 270 votes to become president.
The decision invited comparisons to the race in 2004, in which John Kerry held off on conceding until the Wednesday after election day because the outcome of Ohio voting was in question.
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