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Trump Won, Again

Written by Wendy

What was the nadir of election night 2016? In fairness, the evening of Nov. 8 and the cratered-out dawn of Nov. 9 were more like a chain of nadirs strung together. Cast your mind back to John Podesta’s speech to the heartbroken stragglers in New York City’s Javits Center a few minutes after 2 a.m. Hillary Clinton would not be coming to the stage, Podesta said, as chyrons touted Trump’s latest victories: Wisconsin, Iowa, Georgia. (Pennsylvania, the nail in the coffin, had yet to be called.) “Listen, everybody should head home and get some sleep.”

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