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posted by cmn32480 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:10PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-the-people dept.

And the winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, as reported by the major mainstream media outlets is Donald Trump. It has also been reported that Hillary Clinton called President-elect Donald Trump to concede.

Electoral vote count (so far): 279 for Donald Trump, 218 for Hillary Clinton. 270 electoral votes are needed to win.

Popular vote: 57,227,164 votes (48.0%) for Donald Trump, 56,279,305 votes (47.2%) for Hillary Clinton. Update: Now it is closer to 59,085,795 votes (47.5%) for Donald Trump and 59,236,903 votes (47.6%) for Hillary Clinton.

Yell, scream, gnash teeth... but please keep it civil.

Results at CNN, NYT, FiveThirtyEight, Wikipedia.

takyon: Republicans have retained control of the House and Senate.

Here's some market news:

Dow futures plunge nearly 750 points as investors warily eye electoral map
Asian markets plummet on likelihood of Trump victory
Bitcoin price soars as Trump pulls ahead
Opinion: How to profit from a Donald Trump victory

Ballot measure results will be covered in an upcoming story. Some initial results can be found at Ballotpedia and CNN.

[TMB Note: Stop breaking stuff, cmn32480]

 
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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:57AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:57AM (#424382)

    It's over!

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by takyon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:58AM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:58AM (#424383) Journal

    It has only just begun! Meme overflow!

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:47AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:47AM (#424427)

    Yes it is.

    Perhaps earth can slowly recover once humankind has ceased to exist....

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:12PM (#424608)

    It's just getting started... https://www.facebook.com/ChrisjCarrMusic/videos/10154205813184151/ [facebook.com]
    Actually, I voted for the less of two evils... and he won. Good riddance Obama & Clinton.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:49PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:49PM (#424640)

      Tell me that four years from now.

      • (Score: 2) by SanityCheck on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:29AM

        by SanityCheck (5190) on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:29AM (#424932)

        He does not have to reelect him 4 years form now if there are better options. And don't be cheeky by saying "If there is America then."

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by VLM on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:06PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:06PM (#424650)

    So in 2024, anyone thinking Ivanka Trump as the first female Jewish president of the USA? She better start making policy speeches and getting some political experience.

    Barron's only going to be like 18, so not yet. WRT the Dune-iverse, technically it Paul Atreides son who became the "God Emperor" not Paul himself. But no pressure, kid, just a couple million people who expect you to become a human-sandworm hybrid who rules all of humanity for 4000 years, that's all. No big deal.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:12PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:12PM (#425102)

      From the nepotism standpoint, I'm glad that Clinton didn't win. I'm also surprised that the DNC would even try to field a candidate from a "dysfunctional marriage" - that would have been unthinkable in the 1970s - though Trump's "family values" should put a cork in whatever that faction of right wing politics calls itself these days.

      I'm less disappointed in the US people for electing Trump than I was when they elected W (Bush Jr., Son of Spook) and especially less disappointed than when they re-elected him as he led the long war on sand, and sand people.

      Hillary talked Left and walked to the Right, time will tell how far to the Left of his talk Mr. T walks. If T starts walking to the Right of his talk, here comes WWIII.

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      • (Score: 2) by mechanicjay on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:17PM

        by mechanicjay (7) <{mechanicjay} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:17PM (#425196) Homepage Journal

        ...especially less disappointed than when they re-elected him as he led the long war...

        I actually came to this very same conclusion last night while analysing the whole situation with my wife. There is a lot of fear around Trump because he's a complete X factor -- chaos injected into the system. I felt much much better about it when I thought back and remembered the despair at W's re-election because there was no X factor -- we knew exactly that it meant 4 more years of unjustified war and unconscionable deficits.

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        • (Score: 2) by VLM on Friday November 11 2016, @01:36PM

          by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 11 2016, @01:36PM (#425663)

          because he's a complete X factor

          As a politician, sure. But it helps that he's been in the public eye continuously since the 80s, at least some small weird fraction of the population watched his reality TV shows for hundreds of hours.

          It would be like if my mom ran for prez. I think I know mom pretty well, so I'd be chill with her in general, but she's a complete political unknown.

          Palin, now there was an X factor. Its a big leap in public awareness to go from attending PTA meetings to Veep in like two years.

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday November 11 2016, @02:01AM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 11 2016, @02:01AM (#425523) Homepage Journal

        "the long war on sand, and sand people."

        Heh - that fit right in with GP post - nicely done!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:54PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:54PM (#424873)

    If you were born into or joined a death cult which claims that the bible is false while the words of a pedophile slaver are the only Truth for which not believing in will result in death or perpetual religious tax, then yes It Is Over.

    For the rest of us who do not get up in the morning brimming with thoughts of rape and murder* with plots to take over the world the future has just begun.

    Let's hope he doesn't screw it up.

    * This includes people who are being raped on a daily basis