Hillary Clinton refuses to concede election result despite Donald Trump being on the edge of victory

'We can wait a little longer, can't we,' Clinton's campaign manager tells audiences

Andrew Griffin
Wednesday 09 November 2016 08:04
Clinton campaign not admitting defeat

Hillary Clinton's campaign has refused to concede the election.

Campaign chief John Podesta said that Ms Clinton won't be admitting defeat on election night. That's despite terrible results for her campaign, with most pollsters suggesting that Donald Trump will almost certainly win.

He argued that there were many votes left to count and that the Democrat candidate could still win.

"It's been a long campaign," he said. "We can wait a little longer, can't we?" asked Podesta.

"We're not going to have anything more to say tonight," he told waiting crowds.

According to almost every estimate, Donald Trump is about to win the White House. But Mr Podesta said that there were votes left to count and that Ms Clinton could still win.

She will not appear on election night, Mr Podesta said. Instead, she will return to speak to supporters on 9 November, the morning after the election should usually have been called.

"Let's get these votes counted and let's bring this home," he told the waiting crowds at the end of a very short speech.

Donald Trump had been repeatedly criticised for not confirming that he would concede the election if he lost it. Many pundits pointed out that Ms Clinton was now engaging in the same behaviour that her supporters had condemned before.

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