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]
> This was bound to happen when the Cubs won the world series.
You joke, but there is a correlation between teams losing and voters from that city voting against incumbents if the election is within a few days of that loss.. Ohio might have gone to the democrats if Cleveland had won.
Or if they had used paper ballots [wired.com]...
Here is a better link on Ohio regarding their failure to use a voting method that is auditable.
Ohio actually turned off what limited security there ever was [democracynow.org] in the so-called voting machines. So in a state that actually decided the outcome of the election, it is not even remotely possible by any method to prove a correlation between the tallies the machines produce and the numbers voters thought they put into the machines.
Ha! Visit Ohio sometime. Clinton would never have won.