October 20, 2021

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Trump party to host 400 in White House on election night: official

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U.S. President Donald Trump will hold his election party Tuesday in the White House East Room, a White House official said.

About 400 people will attend the party, all of whom will be tested for coronavirus, the official said Sunday.

The party is planned for the Trump International Hotel in Washington, a few blocks from the White House. But the New York Times on Friday said the Republican president has withdrawn plans to appear at the hotel, preferring to see revenue from the White House.

This building is the largest room in this building. Despite warnings from health officials about the dangers of large gatherings between the coronavirus pandemic, Trump continued to bring large crowds together for public campaign rallies and events at the White House.

Many people who attended the Sept. 26 events at the White House for the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Amy Connie Barrett were later tested positive for the virus.

Polls show Trump is lagging behind Democratic challenger Joe Biden, but the outcome will determine whether competition is close in the rival states.

It is not clear how many results will be known Tuesday night. 93 million Americans initially voted, and officials in several states, including Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, say it could take several days to count all mail ballots, leading to uncertainty if the result will have an impact on those states.

Biden is reportedly planning to spend election night in his hometown of Delaware Wilmington.