Where to watch election results in Berkeley

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By the time it gets dark tonight, you should have voted. And to celebrate what an informed and active participant in American democracy you are, you’re looking for a place to watch the results of the election. Whether you’ve been campaigning for a local candidate or only care about politics on a presidential level, there’s no denying that this is an important election. You’ll probably want to be around some friends to help you deal with the stress of this historic night. So where will you go?

UC Berkeley Election Night Extravaganza

Come to Upper Sproul from 6 to 11 p.m. tonight to watch live election results as they roll in with your fellow friendly students. The event is being put on by the the offices of the ASUC external affairs vice president and the ASUC president. According to the Facebook event, there will be candy. So, if we were you, we’d go in search of a sugar high to get us through the night.

La Peña Cultural Center

Head to 3105 Shattuck Ave. between 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. tonight for another free election night party. While there’s no cost to get in, make sure to bring some cash so you can buy pizza and beer. Don’t feel bad about spending the money, though, since all the proceeds will benefit the cultural center. The event is billed as a place to stress eat and drink the night away, which is always something we at the Clog can get behind.

First Congressional Church

If you’re looking for a place to go to watch election results, but are worried about what news source you’ll be forced to endure, then look no further than this election night gathering. Head to 2345 Channing Way for free pizza, chocolate and assorted other treats. The best part? They’ll be streaming MSNBC on the big screen. The whole community is invited to eat, drink, pray and meditate together.

Institute of Governmental Studies Election Night Party

Hang out with the IGS gang on election night in Moses Hall. Between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. you can go to the IGS library located at 109 Moses Hall to geek out with fellow political nerds and know-it-alls. If you’re looking for someone who can talk policy to you all night long and whisper sweet cabinet nominations in your ear, then this is the party for you.

[email protected] Election Night Returns Party

The Graduate Assembly is sponsoring a party at Goldberg in Boalt Hall from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join the graduate students and engage in some heated discussion on the future legal implication of the election as you all watch the results roll in together.

Wherever you end up on election night, we at the Clog wish you peace of mind and a strong drink.

Rachel Feder is the blog editor. Contact Rachel Feder at [email protected].

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