New Yorkers welcome both presidential candidates for the first time since 1944


NEW YORK CITY (WISH) — With both candidates ending their campaigns here, extra security precautions are being taken across the city in places like Times Square and the election party venues.

The Clinton campaign will be at the Jacob Javits convention center, but everyone had to leave that building hours ago, so security sweeps of the building and even our equipment could be completed.

More than 1,000 Javits Center crew members worked to prepare this space for Hillary Clinton and hundreds of her supporters.

A number of free tickets were offered to the public… but much of the space will be taken up by about 2,500 members of the media.

“It’ll be electric and I’ll be interested to see how people will react. It’ll be nice,” said New York voter Linwood Smith.

“I think it’s going to be crazy,” said Nevada voter and New York City tourist Scott Bastain.

Clinton supporters are excited to have the former New York senator in the Big Apple for election night, but some voiced concern about having both campaigns in the same city.

“I hear Trump is supposed to be in town too, so there’s definitely going to be a bit of a buzz and things getting changed around a bit,” Smith said.

“I think just the energy is going to be crazy, mostly because they both have really big ties to the city,” Zeke Cacres said. “I’m just worried that there may be some negative backlash or might be some protests or riots, you know you can’t predict what will happen.”

The Javits Center will reopen to members of the media early Tuesday morning. Clinton continued her campaigning overnight with a midnight rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.