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Clinton camp books fireworks display for election night

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has planned a fireworks display to go off over the Hudson River on election night.

Sources told the New York Post that the display will last for two minutes and could start around 9:30 p.m., only half an hour after polls close in the Empire State. That could be a sign that campaign is planning for an early victory over GOP nominee Donald Trump. 

Law enforcement officials and the New York Fire Department (FDNY) have been told about the plans, and in a memo sent on Friday and obtained by the Post, the FDNY requested for stand-by protection.

The details of the Democratic nominee’s election night event come just a few days after the FBI announced that it is reviewing new emails uncovered from former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) laptop that may be “pertinent” to the investigation of the private email server Clinton used while secretary of State.

The fallout has sparked a political firestorm and could upend the election in the final week of the race. Trump has been closing the gap nationally and in a number of battleground states. However, the FBI is unlikely to announce more details of the case before Nov. 8, given that it has 650,000 emails to sort through. 
Some law enforcement officials said they were surprised to hear about her plans, especially in the wake of the FBI investigation.
“It’s a little presumptuous of her to plan on winning. I guess she put in for this before Friday,” a NYPD detective told the Post.
Clinton’s campaign announced last week that the former secretary of State will spend election night in Manhattan with a gathering at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

The venue notably has a glass ceiling, which goes with Clinton’s theme that becoming the U.S.’s first female president would shatter the “highest and hardest glass ceiling.”

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will also be spending election night in New York.

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