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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: 3, Funny) by frojack on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:06AM

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:06AM (#424390) Journal

    This was bound to happen when the Cubs won the world series.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:19AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:19AM (#424450)

    > This was bound to happen when the Cubs won the world series.

    You joke, but there is a correlation between teams losing and voters from that city voting against incumbents if the election is within a few days of that loss.. Ohio might have gone to the democrats if Cleveland had won.

    • (Score: 2) by canopic jug on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:54AM

      by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:54AM (#424478) Journal

      Or if they had used paper ballots [wired.com]...

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by canopic jug on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:47AM

      by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:47AM (#424501) Journal

      Here is a better link on Ohio regarding their failure to use a voting method that is auditable.

      Ohio actually turned off what limited security there ever was [democracynow.org] in the so-called voting machines. So in a state that actually decided the outcome of the election, it is not even remotely possible by any method to prove a correlation between the tallies the machines produce and the numbers voters thought they put into the machines.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:42PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:42PM (#424591)

      Ha! Visit Ohio sometime. Clinton would never have won.

  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:22AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:22AM (#424452) Journal

    You know what? I told you guys that was the end of the world...

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:10AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:10AM (#424516) Journal

    See? I told you. When the thrice-cursed team, the Chicago Cubs, defy the power of a just curse and win the World Series, then you know for sure that epochal things are afoot.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:15PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:15PM (#424656) Journal

    I did tell you.

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