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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, Insightful) by Sarasani on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:13AM

    by Sarasani (3283) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:13AM (#424395)

    Irrespective of whatever else is going to happen now, one this is sure: comedians are going to have a bumper crop (like they did when Dubya was elected). Something tells me that Trump will provide them with plenty of source material.

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  • (Score: 2) by Sarasani on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:19AM

    by Sarasani (3283) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:19AM (#424398)

    Doh! I meant to write: Irrespective of whatever else is going to happen now, one thing is sure

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by khallow on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:34AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:34AM (#424414) Journal
    It's part of the Trump jobs program.
  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:35AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:35AM (#424416)

    Except drumpf doesn't handle criticism well, so they can expect a visit from the national law enforcement agencies he'll have at his control if they dare make fun of him.

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

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:26AM (#424456)

      Y'all gonna find out what actual government censorship looks like now.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:33PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:33PM (#424624)

        You ain't fucking kidding. He plans to gut both the first [redstate.com] and fourteenth [lgbtqnation.com] amendments pretty damn quick, as as extremely authoritarian is the guy is, the fourth and fifth are going to be fucked too.

  • (Score: 2) by fido_dogstoyevsky on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:00AM

    by fido_dogstoyevsky (131) <reversethis-{moc.liamg} {ta} {eldnahexa}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:00AM (#424480)

    Something tells me that Trump will provide them with plenty of source material.

    By doing his really bad Alec Baldwin impressions?

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    It's NOT a conspiracy... it's a plot.