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Word on the Hill: It’s That Time

What to do and who to follow on Election Night

Campaign volunteers at a Nevada Democrats campaign office in Las Vegas take a selfie with former astronaut Mark Kelley, husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Campaign volunteers at a Nevada Democrats campaign office in Las Vegas take a selfie with former astronaut Mark Kelley, husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

It’s been a very long campaign season but the big day is finally here. Reminder of the day: Vote.

Check out our interactive map for immediate results and stay with us all night for the best coverage of down-ballot races.

And as we wait for results to roll in, check out the Election Guide, with ratings for every race in the country.

The candidates’ plans tonight

On Monday, the two major party candidates barnstormed through key states and tonight they’re holding their victory parties very close to one another.

Hillary Clinton’s party is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St, New York, NY, and doors open at 6 p.m. Donald Trump’s party is at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Sixth Ave., New York, NY, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

What you can do tonight

Check out HOH’s guide to Election Night in D.C.

For those of you working tonight, take HOH’s fun and quick survey about what your plan is.

Who to follow tonight

Our politics team@nathanlgonzales, @sfpathe and @Alex_Roarty.

For more coverage, follow @EricMGarcia and @davidhawkings and our leadership team: @BennettJohnT , @bridgetbhc, @nielslesniewski, @lindsemcpherson, @remawriter.

And, of course, for the lighter side of Congress, @alexgangitano.

The MoveOn manatee says to vote

The liberal group MoveOn.org wants you to breathe in and breathe out while watching a gentle manatee float in the water.

The candidates have been challenged

The nonprofit foundation, A Cure for Ellie, challenged Clinton and Trump to take #TheEllieChallenge. In a video entitled “Elliection,” Ellie McGinn asks the candidates to try and pronounce the name of her rare disease: Leukoencephalopathy. 

“Seriously, you two, if you can’t say the name of an eight-year-old’s brain disease, do you really deserve to become leader of a free world?” McGinn asked. She is the daughter of a former Hill staffer.

Cocktail Poll: Democrats win

Bourbon Steak in D.C. (2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) has been conducting its own mock poll of sorts with four cocktails inspired by former presidents over the past month. Democrats are in the lead with the top two best sellers representing James Buchanan and Harry Truman: 169 total sold. Both GOP cocktails, representing Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower, are coming in last with a total of 93 sold.

(Photo courtesy of Bourbon)
(Photo courtesy of Bourbon)

Happy birthday to…

No members of Congress are celebrating a birthday on Election Day.

Heard on the Hill This Week: #HOHhalloween and Paul Ryan’s Musical Number

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