Clinton supporters voice confidence on election eve

Crews prepare the Jacob Javits Convention Center for Hillary Clinton election night event. (WISH Photo)
Crews prepare the Jacob Javits Convention Center for Hillary Clinton election night event. (WISH Photo)

NEW YORK CITY (WISH) — New York is a solid blue state on the electoral college map, meaning experts believe Hillary Clinton will easily win those electoral college votes.

Big Apple voters on the streets seem pretty confident too, but they’re not taking the advantage in the polls for granted.

“I feel pretty good,” New York voter, Linwood Smith said Monday.

“She’s going to get there,” voiced Nevada voter Scott Bastian, another Clinton supporter.

With just hours left before Election Day, Hillary Clinton and her opponent, Donald Trump, continue to campaign in battleground states.

“I am here to ask you to vote for yourself, vote for your family, vote for your futures,” Hillary Clinton said at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rally Monday.

Meanwhile, voters in the Democratic state of New York, where both candidates will end their campaigns, said they are cautiously optimistic.

“I think it’s going to be a good outcome for my candidate, for Clinton. But I’m still worried about how close of a race it’s going to be,” Zeke Cacres said.

Cacres traveled from Washington D.C. to New York City just to vote for Clinton on Monday, after finding out his absentee ballot application didn’t make it to its destination.

“I have to make a last-minute trip to cast my vote, because the stakes are too high and the race is too close for me to just not vote this election,” Cacres said.

He’s a strong supporter of the Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket, but others said the choice wasn’t as easy.

“I voted for Hillary, because it’s the lesser of two evils,” Bastian said.

“She has a brighter future for the breadth of what she knows and the people that she knows and that’s what we need,” Joan Sterling said.

Either way, her voters seem to think things will go their way Tuesday, ending with a victory speech in the Big Apple.

Follow Nina Criscuolo for updates on the Clinton campaign from New York City. 24-Hour News 8’s Nick Natario is also in New York City covering the Trump campaign.