Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton surprised everyone by not addressing supporters at the end of a long night. When GOP nominee Donald Trump neared the magic number of 270 electoral votes, she instead sent surrogate campaign manager John Podesta out to address the long-waiting crowd. The Associated Press officially called Trump's victory at 1:30 a.m. EST. If you were wondering why, here is some insider information from
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"This comes from someone who has a family member very deep inside the Democratic machine. While they were not present or in the "inner circle" last night, they know people who were.
The story they heard was that after the exit polling was privately released at 5 p.m. Hillary's Camp was jubilant. This is the same exit polling that the networks are allowed to use later, but there was an agreement that they will not actually disclose the results until after polling ends. It had the Democrats winning handily.
At that moment it became a no-holds party atmosphere in the Hillary camp. There was a lot of heavy drinking and other shenanigans. Basically, they expected it to be a short night and got a head start on the celebration.
After the results started to trend to a closer, tighter race, as the night wore on. then, when it looked like a downright Trump landslide, the joyous drinking turn to sad drinking. Quietly, people were sent home, very quickly it became a very private very quiet room.
Long story short, Hillary Clinton was too bombed out of her mind to go in front of the nation. The tears did not help either
There have always been rumors she is a functional alcoholic"