(No comment about this right now, it’s just that we wanted to beat the Daily News here with the headline!)
Long, long lines at polling places in Manhattan, which means that Hillary will get a huge number of popular votes today regardless of what happens with the Electoral College. New Yorkers aren’t voting for Trump, despite the efforts of CNN this morning to portray the constant booing and jeering of him at P.S 59 as “balanced out” by a couple of “construction workers” applauding him from a nearby building.
Trump was even heckled by the crowd inside his polling place, and contrary as well to the news networks, this was not a “typical” New York scene in acting up, as if what happened there was like something out of a Chazz Palminteri movie, which never happens any more in NYC anyway, if it ever did. P.S. 59 is located in an extremely affluent residential neighborhood in Midtown off of 3rd Avenue, and these were white people. Mostly professionals waiting in line.
There’s also quite an ugly crowd gathering in front of Trump Tower a few blocks away on Fifth. The Trump people have been busing people in for weeks to harangue the passer-bys, and it could get fun tonight.
And a salute to the Republican brain trust:
Trump’s grandparents were born in Germany and Scotland, which means he wouldn’t be able to vote. His mother was born in Scotland as well, so his kids wouldn’t either.