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, ABC News reports.

Carlos Gomez, the New York Police Department's chief of department, said the city is planning to deploy more officers on Tuesday than on any previous Election Day, "more than double than our previous high." He said more than 5,000 officers will work on Tuesday but would not give a specific number.

The police deployment plan will be "comparable to New Year's Eve and when Pope Francis visited last year," he said.

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