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

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:08AM (#424439)

    > The term "flyover country" is reason alone for this giant middle finger to the coastal elites.

    As someone who has lived in Illinois, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Washington State, New York and California -- the only people I've ever heard use the term "fly-over country" are people with persecution complexes who live in 'fly-over country.'

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  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:08AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:08AM (#424514) Homepage Journal

    You're not real bright, Bubba. The term "flyover country" made little sense to any middle-America resident, untit it was shoved down our throats by the media. At every election, we heard about the results from NY, Cal, and a few other "battle ground" states - but "flyover country" was largely ignored.

    Go pound sand, you ignorant monkey.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by tibman on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:01PM

    by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:01PM (#424647)

    I actually never heard the term until someone from the east coast said this was his first time in flyover country. Took me a few seconds to get it. It's basically an insult.

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    • (Score: 2) by Nerdfest on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:33PM

      by Nerdfest (80) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:33PM (#424834)

      I thought it just meant sparsely populated ... no big cities. You know, all that land you just fly over when getting to one of the big cities.

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by tibman on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:19PM

        by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:19PM (#424860)

        Nothing worth visiting, right? That's the idea behind "flyover country". You don't land there. It's just boring and useless land (and people) between real places. I doubt most people mean it to be an insult though.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:03AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:03AM (#424921)

          I'm watching PBS Newshour tonight and the only person to use the term "fly-over country" is the shouty conservative guy doing exactly the kind of aggrieved projection as originally described. He was so loud that I actually had to turn down the volume, I've never had to turn down the volume on the Newshour before.