Voters will be able to watch the Donald Trump election night 2016 event live stream featuring the Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday night. With Election Day still going full force as voters will be turning out at their local polling places, many will be wondering who will win in the Trump vs. Hillary Clinton battle. The billionaire businessman will host an event in his stomping grounds of New York City, where he’ll either celebrate his nomination to the White House or concede the election to Mrs. Clinton.
As reported earlier on Tuesday by Heavy, the Donald Trump event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time in New York City. The event, which has been called a “victory party,” on Trump’s official website, will take place at the New York Hilton in Midtown, with both the Republican candidate and his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, scheduled to be in attendance. Doors were said to open as of 3 p.m. Eastern Time for those attending the event which was “invitation only” for friends and supporters of the Trump campaign.
For those expecting to hear Trump giving a definitive acceptance or concession speech soon after 6:30 p.m. ET, it could be a long wait. Sometimes the official winner of the election isn’t announced until near midnight on Election Day. Four years ago that was exactly the case, as it was between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Eastern Time when a winner was declared in the voting.
Mr. Trump has continued to maintain that the entire election may have been “rigged” against his campaign efforts. So while there have been a lot of polls and predictions that point to a Hillary Clinton victory in this election, Trump may not be so quick to concede if she is officially reported as a winner. That said, it would be a rarity if he did not do so. It’s not legally or constitutionally required that a losing candidate concedes the election, according to a recent report from NBC News.
Mr. Trump previously went on record to say he would concede if there was a “clear cut winner” decided in the election results. His son, Donald Trump Jr., also answered MSNBC’s Willie Geist when asked if his father plans to concede after a losing result.
Trump Jr. seemed to go on record as confirming his father would do so, with a caveat, according to New York Magazine.
“If he loses and it’s legit and fair and there’s not obvious stuff out there,” Trump Jr. replied, “without question, yes.”
However, the election is far from over. Voters have until 7 p.m. in many states to do their voting, which is not long after the Trump event is scheduled to begin. Keep in mind that an actual appearance by the Republican candidate probably won’t happen for several hours after the party begins.
Individuals who want to watch the Donald Trump election night party and speech live streaming online are in luck. There will be a free live feed thanks to Right Side Broadcasting via the YouTube video below.
For those interested in seeing a Hillary Clinton election night event, there will be one of those too. Mrs. Clinton will either accept her election to the White House or concede to Mr. Trump. Mrs. Clinton’s event is called “Hillary for America Election Night Event” and will also be held in New York. The Democratic presidential candidate will appear along with her running mate Tim Kaine to speak to supporters with the gates for the event scheduled to open at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. There is currently no reported time for when Hillary Clinton will address her supporters, though.
It will be a long night of tallying votes around the United States, but many Americans are hopeful that by Wednesday morning there will be a decisive Presidential winner in this grueling election. Whether or not the losing candidate chooses to concede will also be interesting to watch out for as the election draws to its close.
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