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Breaking News
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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:44AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:44AM (#424421)

    Black Lives Matter is ostensibly the antithesis to Trump support yet it's fundamentally the same thing as was the Occupy movement

    You might consider why Occupy went down such a flaming death, and why BLM is assuredly going to do the same- when the progressive stack becomes more important than issues, you've set the course for irrelevancy, alienating your largest block of supporters.

    And that is most assuredly about race.

  • (Score: 2) by butthurt on Saturday November 12 2016, @04:01AM

    by butthurt (6141) on Saturday November 12 2016, @04:01AM (#425919) Journal

    > You might consider why Occupy went down such a flaming death [...]

    Massive, co-ordinated police actions appear to have been a major reason.