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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: 2) by takyon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:48AM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:48AM (#424429) Journal

    Trump is almost universally hated by both the media and Congress. He'd better watch himself for the next four years, or he goes the way of Nixon. Congress will keep him in check, and Trump will keep Congress in check

    1. Trump is the dealmaker (see The Art of the Deal).
    2. Trump allegedly has a short attention span (ask the guy who actually wrote The Art of the Deal).

    If #1 and #2 are true, Republicans in Congress and the party establishment may have a much easier time with Trump than they previously feared.

    Certainly, Trump seemed to make up stances on some issues on the spot. Get enough mainstream Republicans whispering in his ear, and he could go with the flow. Or just delegate the work to Mike Pence.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:48AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:48AM (#424504) Journal

    2. Trump allegedly has a short attention span (ask the guy who actually wrote The Art of the Deal).

    Oh please. Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton, have infinitesimally short attention spans. I ran digital for Bill Clinton for 2.5 years. Every day is was another brainstorm from him. They have no idea what it takes to run things, or to do things. They are without a clue. They have never conceived of, planned for, or executed on anything in their lives. They deserve to rest on the dustheap of history.

    Washington DC delenda est.
  • (Score: 2) by cmn32480 on Thursday November 10 2016, @03:06AM

    by cmn32480 (443) <{cmn32480} {at} {}> on Thursday November 10 2016, @03:06AM (#424972) Journal

    His attention was held by the Presidential race for nearly 2 years...

    "It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing Milkbone underwear" - Norm Peterson