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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, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:10AM (#424394)

    The State is big enough

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:44AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:44AM (#424540) Homepage Journal

    Fek the Republic of California. It's already a different country than the US. Always has been.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:26PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:26PM (#424582)

      The entire western seaboard voted the same color (is blue dems or reps? I assume dems since it is all liberal-y over there.)

      If the whole seaboard seceded it could create a new country with the western portions of Canada, and perhaps everything down through Baja that would more closely match culturally than with the rest of the US, Canada, or Mexico.

  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:26PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@soylentnews.org> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:26PM (#424711) Homepage Journal

    Dude, please. No, really, please. I'll contribute to the cause. Hell, I'll even show up with a gun to help you against the military. Just GTFO and stay TFO.

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  • (Score: 2) by Username on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:23AM

    by Username (4557) on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:23AM (#424961)

    What? The people clamoring for more federal power over the last decade is now for state rights?

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @07:18AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @07:18AM (#425021)

      Consistency and an ability to recognize their own hypocrisy hasn't really been their strong suit.

      It's like the entire mythology has just been shattered before their eyes, and their broken minds are just grasping for any frail thread.

    • (Score: 2) by mechanicjay on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:52PM

      by mechanicjay (7) <{mechanicjay} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:52PM (#425212) Homepage Journal

      Its the same kind of idiots who are like, "Oh, I need to move abroad now!" The people I've heard saying this are by and large straight and white.

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