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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, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:33AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:33AM (#424413)

    A portion of this i believe is the tendency towards identity politics, especially from the left; think all minorities are automatically on their side.

    It's not like Hispanics don't also have concerns about crime coming over from south of the border, and while not supporting a wall, labeling those concerns as racist just misses the point.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by t-3 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:14AM

    by t-3 (4907) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:14AM (#424491) Journal

    The last time I talked with my grandmother while she was still alive she said "don't hang out to anyone from Mexico, even your cousins, they're all criminals." Well, actually she said a whole bunch in Spanish and my aunt translated but yeah.

  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:55PM

    by VLM (445) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:55PM (#424696)

    Also known as the "Only FDR, a democrat, would put all the Japanese ancestry Americans in interment camps" argument.