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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, Informative) by takyon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:17AM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:17AM (#424397) Journal

    Truly someone wished us to live in interesting times.

    Yeah, some people [4chan.org].

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:26AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:26AM (#424404) Journal
    Hook up some tubes. We can power Florida off of this.
  • (Score: 2) by Sarasani on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:30AM

    by Sarasani (3283) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:30AM (#424407)

    Oh dear. Images didn't load for me on that site (NoScript and all that). I have a sneaking suspicion that saved me from having to wash my eyeballs tonight.

    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:08PM

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:08PM (#424702)

      Its /pol/ not /b/.

      /b/ is the board requiring brain bleach, stuff you want to unsee.

      /pol/ is just memes. Triggering memes. Now that CTR is unpaid and off the job /pol/ is getting back to normal, BTW, it was looking pretty dumpy a week or so ago.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:42PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:42PM (#424889)

        A +1 Informative to any being that can translate the above post into a comprehensible form of a Terran language.

        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:58AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:58AM (#424971)

          allow me...

          >Its /pol/ not /b/.

          he's talking about 4chan.org. 4chan has different boards you can post to. "/pol/" is one board that is specifically for talking about politics. "/b/" is the board for talking about anything you want.

          >/b/ is the board requiring brain bleach, stuff you want to unsee.

          /b/ is often nsfw (not safe for work) even when there are no images involved.

          >/pol/ is just memes.

          from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme [wikipedia.org] ...

          A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures."

          A lot of memes get created and spread on /pol/

          >/pol/ contains a lot of posts which are Triggering memes.

          /pol/ has a lot of memes which cause their opponents to rage and froth at the mouth.

          >Now that CTR is unpaid and off the job /pol/ is getting back to normal,

          from http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/correct-the-record [knowyourmeme.com] ...

          "Correct the Record (CTR) is an independent-expenditure only committee, also known as a Super PAC, which maintains a large presence on social media to promote and defend the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton."

          so presumably CTR is no longer posting to /pol/ therefore /pol/ posts more resemble what they were before the run up to the election.

          >BTW, it was looking pretty dumpy a week or so ago.

          not sure about this line tho.

          hth.