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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: 5, Insightful) by Robotron on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:38AM

    by Robotron (3099) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:38AM (#424462) Homepage

    Donald Trump's victory is a much-needed wake up call to the elites of the USA and the wider world. Hillary Clinton remembered the affluent east and west coasts and forgot those in-between. Trump did not persuade voters; voters persuaded Trump to represent them. The orchestrated anti-Trump narrative in the media did not achieve the desired effect of promoting Clinton, who is popularly viewed as untrustworthy and corrupt.

    The 'status quo' candidate representing the interests of high finance and corporations lost and the change candidate emerged victorious. The House, Senate and Presidency are all in Republican hands, thanks to the votes of people inhabiting cities and towns of the USA which have been in decline for decades due to a lethal combination of unhindered free trade, advancing technology, and outsourcing of labour. Millions of desperate people were left to drown by a disdainful elite, and would grasp any life raft offered; it was Trump who made that offer. Whether he'll follow through and actually help those left behind, only time will tell.

    The U.S. election result is further evidence that the majority of the mass media lives in a self-perpetuated bubble, insulted from the harsh and grim realities ordinary people face every day. Huge frustration and discontentment in modern politics manifested in the UK with the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, and it is manifest in this election. In Bernie Sanders the Democratic Party had a more palatable populist to offer, but preferred to nominate their Establishment candidate instead. So they did...and so she lost.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Hairyfeet on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:59AM

    by Hairyfeet (75) <reversethis-{moc ... {8691tsaebssab}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:59AM (#424510) Journal

    The uberleft can have their shitfits all they want but I think Trump will end up going down as one of the great presidents, and certainly will be a billion times better than Hillary "we came, we saw, he died" Clinton for one simple reason nobody has even mentioned so far....his ego.

    Just look at Trump's history, he has always wanted his name in giant letters with everyone telling him how great he is...think he is gonna shit all over that for a little personal gain? Not a chance in hell, he is gonna want those history books all talking about how great a president he was so he is gonna bust his ass to make that come true and anybody who watched his victory speech could see that plain as day. He didn't gloat and get in a couple more digs at Hillary, he was totally gracious. He didn't tell the leaders of other countries to piss off or use any "axis of evil" style rhetoric, he instead extended an olive branch and offered to negotiate fairly with those that do the same. Hell he even talked about putting unemployed Americans to work rebuilding our failing infrastructure which sounds a hell of a lot like the WPA under FDR!

    So I don't think he'll be a bad president, just the opposite he'll probably be one of the most beloved by both the American people and the world before the end of his first term, his ego simply will not allow anything less.

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    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:55PM

      by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:55PM (#424597)

      ...I think Trump will end up going down as one of the great presidents...

      He will either be one of the greatest, or one of the worst, there won't be any quiet middle ground with this one.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:38PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:38PM (#424886)

        I wish you were kidding, he will be the dumbest president. Not great, not the worst, just dumb. Hoo-ray for our new clown president (and no I'm not mad, either of the front runners would be terrible).

    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:50PM

      by Gaaark (41) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:50PM (#424916) Journal

      I think he's not as smart as he THINKS he is, but is smarter than he showed during the debates: he seems ADD or something, and can't seem to put his thoughts into clear order (starting a sentence and then not finishing it in order to get out the next thought.)

      I can't speak well without something to keep me on track, but. I am far from stupid.

      Hopefully once he gets settled, he WILL be good. Here's hoping (and yes, I think he'll do a better job than Hillary would have).

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      • (Score: 2) by Hairyfeet on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:53PM

        by Hairyfeet (75) <reversethis-{moc ... {8691tsaebssab}> on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:53PM (#425458) Journal

        I look at it this way....after reading the Wikileaks emails? He certainly couldn't be any worse than the corrupt backroom dealing Shillary. If it would have been Bernie VS Trump the outcome would have probably been different but after reading Wikileaks (and seeing sick fucks on the left like Bill Maher say "I don't care what was on her basement server, I don't care if they found Jon Beney Ramsey in her basement all that matters is we must vote for Hillary!") and seeing how badly the media and repub establishment would have rolled over for Shillary? We are MUCH better off with a Trump presidency, at least he has talked of repealing NAFTA and promises he'll kill TPP once and for all.

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        • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday November 11 2016, @03:05AM

          by Gaaark (41) on Friday November 11 2016, @03:05AM (#425545) Journal

          You are correct, sir!

          Here's hoping that another Bernie steps up next election, gets elected and is able to fix America. Or that Trump will.

          But yes, killing TPP, etc, is why Canada got rid of IT'S Hillary/Obama... a douche named Harper. Just like with Harper, Trump partially got elected to send a fucking message to the elite douches who have lost their humanity and morals.

          Corporations need to be takedown a bit: they are beasts that constantly need to feed, but can never be full.... they just take and take. One more dollar. One more. Just ONE more! And another. Juuuust ONE MORE!!!!

          They need to be made to see that people DO matter.

          Black lives matter is just a red herring. All lives matter.

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by RamiK on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:19AM

    by RamiK (1813) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:19AM (#424525)

    You just saved me a few minutes writing it all down for me.

    I will only add that what you see as a self-deluded & out-of-touch media has been shown in the emails leaks to be either a case of bought-and-paid-for media, or the result of selection-bias where the Democrats would pick up the phone and have non-Democrat news people fired over unfaltering coverage. And what better proof there is for the selection-bias other then the exit polls? How could so many people get it so wrong? Easy. Anyone who polled differently was long since removed from the system.

    Even now, I just saw a CNN bobblehead going state-by-state over the current results, and calling a 3% Democrat win a "landslide victory" and the following 3% Republican win a "narrow defeat". And it's been like this for almost two years now.

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    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:05PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:05PM (#424701) Journal

      That's what the modern media do. They try to manufacture reality. It's fortunate for us that reality struck back.

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    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:11AM

      by Gaaark (41) on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:11AM (#424925) Journal

      Did you see when they went to, I think, New Hampshire to see Hillary's lead there and as they were speaking it flipped to Trump winning?

      They backed out of N.H. REAL quick! What a larf! :)

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:02PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:02PM (#424699) Journal

    Yep, Robotron, you are reading the results correctly. Few others, elsewhere, are. They can't even conceive that such a "buffoon" could beat Hillary.

    But what do the avatars of the status quo do when their collusion is thrown back in their collective faces? Will they experience a moment of clarity, realize the error of their ways, and get right with the world?

    I don't think so.

    At the same time, I don't think Trump has an articulated plan to do something else. The closest I have seen to a modern platform for a different future was that offered by Iceland's Pirate Party a couple weeks ago, but there's nothing like that in America.

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