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Clinton Supporters Told 'Head Home' at Javits Center Election Party

By  Maya Rajamani and Ben Fractenberg | November 9, 2016 12:44am | Updated on November 9, 2016 2:09am

MIDTOWN — Despondent Hillary Clinton voters were told to go home while Donald Trump was on the edge of victory Wednesday morning.  

"Everybody should head home. You should get some sleep," campaign chairman John Podesta told the crowd at the Jacob Javits Center. "They're still counting votes. 

The mood had already turned glum at the party outside the center as Donald Trump surged in the polls.

Clinton supporters were excited at the beginning of the evening as she was projected to win, but grew quieter as Trump pulled ahead in key swing states.

Some young voters, who were supposed to be a bulwark for Clinton, looked deeply despondent.

Most polls put Clinton safely ahead, but she started to slip in states she was expected to win, including Florida and North Carolina.

A pair of attendees from Norway appeared equally shocked by the results.

By midnight, things started to look out of reach for the former New York senator — and despair set in.