Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks off the stage after speaking in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)
This is not the story I thought I would be telling.
When my editor asked me if I wanted to cover Hillary Clinton’s election night at the Javits Center, I didn’t hesitate it. Without shame, I hustled, using every personal and professional chip to get a last-minute press pass. And what journalist would do otherwise? It promised to be an incredible historical event: the election of America’s first female president. Plus, I thought it would be one hell of a party
How naive I was.
What started as a festive celebration devolved into an evening of disbelief and utter dismay. My photos from that night tell the story.
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