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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:07AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:07AM (#424485)

    Just wondering … why is it that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are referred to by their first name, but Donald Trump by his last name?

    OK, for Hillary Clinton, it may be because just "Clinton" might refer to Bill Clinton instead. But Sanders?

    And why not "Donald" for Trump? "Donald beats Hillary" or "Trump beats Clinton" would both make sense, but "Trump beats Hillary" is illogical.

    And yes, I know it's not just you who does that; but it still remains illogical.

  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:27PM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:27PM (#424621) Journal

    That's how he has branded himself. TRUMP tower rather than DONALD tower.

    Saying Hillary rather than Clinton allows you to easily distinguish from Bill Clinton.

    With Bernie Sanders you have the #FeelTheBern branding.

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