UPDATE Nov 9th: Good call.
Hillary Clinton had planned a massive fireworks display to celebrate her Presidential victory Tuesday night just 30 minutes after the last polls closed, but according to New York City authorities, the campaign has now pulled the plug.
According to TMZ, the Clinton campaign had initially contacted the Coast Guard to prepare them for the event, and asked permission to shoot off the fireworks over the Hudson River. But after news of the massive display leaked to the public, the Clinton campaign reached out again, telling the Coast Guard, “never mind.”
The New York Post reported last week that the NYPD and FDNY were “blown away” by the scale of Clinton’s plan and had voiced objections — and were “outraged” that they were being asked to help facilitate a political victory party.
But when pressed, the Coast Guard didn’t say why Clinton had suddenly decided not to celebrate her victory with a massive, explosive display — just that Clinton’s office had reached out and cancelled the fireworks.
Clinton is now leading Donald Trump modestly in most national polls, and while state by state predictions still seem to give her an advantage, the margins are not quite as comfortable as before.