New York City Ramps Up Security for Election Day

Higher security as Trump and Clinton plan parties blocks apart.

— -- New York City is typically high on any list of possible terrorism targets for big public holidays and national events, and this year's election brings an added need for security as the two top presidential candidates will have their election night parties there, blocks away from each other.

This is the first time in over 70 years that both major-party presidential nominees will be in New York City on election night, and the city's police force is preparing in kind.

The NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, John Miller, addressed alleged ISIS threats around the election but dismissed them as par for the course.

"ISIS puts out these threats widely over their social media before many events," he said. "We've seen them before holidays. We've seen them before special events. This is part of their M.O."

"We've come to a place where we take these things in stride and almost expect them," he said.

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said police are "constantly monitoring" for terrorist threats but have found "nothing specific, nothing credible."

Beyond that, he said, "we have beefed up our ability to handle multiple sites simultaneously," a capacity that will clearly be needed Tuesday night, when Clinton holds her election night event at the Javits Center and Trump holds his at a Hilton hotel in midtown Manhattan.

"I think they're well prepared to handle any contingency, and there's no indication that there's going to be anything different," said Kelly, who is now an ABC News contributor.

The NYPD prepared its plans jointly with the Secret Service, which is charged with protecting the presidential candidates, said representatives from both organizations.