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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: 2) by takyon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:09AM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:09AM (#424392) Journal

    https://wikileaks.org/Assange-Statement-on-the-US-Election.html [wikileaks.org]

    Selected portion:

    We publish as fast as our resources will allow and as fast as the public can absorb it.

    That is our commitment to ourselves, to our sources, and to the public.

    This is not due to a personal desire to influence the outcome of the election. The Democratic and Republican candidates have both expressed hostility towards whistleblowers. I spoke at the launch of the campaign for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, because her platform addresses the need to protect them. This is an issue that is close to my heart because of the Obama administration’s inhuman and degrading treatment of one of our alleged sources, Chelsea Manning. But WikiLeaks publications are not an attempt to get Jill Stein elected or to take revenge over Ms Manning’s treatment either.

    Publishing is what we do. To withhold the publication of such information until after the election would have been to favour one of the candidates above the public’s right to know.

    This is after all what happened when the New York Times withheld evidence of illegal mass surveillance of the US population for a year until after the 2004 election, denying the public a critical understanding of the incumbent president George W Bush, which probably secured his reelection. The current editor of the New York Times has distanced himself from that decision and rightly so.

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

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:47AM (#424426)

    As someone who has enjoyed him eviscerating the DNC with their own words. RNC next please.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:24AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:24AM (#424454)

      Don't worry, Russia doesn't care about who wins, they just want to fuck over the US.
      So expect tons of leaks on the new boss at the worst possible time for the country.

      Trump is going to be the first US president to be impeached and actually go to prison.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:47AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:47AM (#424471)

        Why would that happen? They pretty much gave a former secretary of state who broke all sorts of laws a free pass.

        You think the rules they broke for her they wouldnt do for him? Even Nixon got a free pass.

        • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:51AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:51AM (#424474)

          > They pretty much gave a former secretary of state who broke all sorts of laws a free pass.

          In this post-factual election, that is totally true.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:26AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:26AM (#424457) Journal

    Well there in a nutshell is why it matters to me not one whit if the New York Times goes under. They have cast their lot with the 1%, and their fortunes are now inextricably tied to theirs. In every generation there will be a need for truth-tellers, and in this of ours the New York Times has surrendered that accolade to WikiLeaks.

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