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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 Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:41AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:41AM (#424498) Journal

    The media was already all-in against Trump. Even Fox News. They blew all their reputation and ammunition trying to stop him. They failed. It says that the more they oppose him, the stronger they make him. Watch. They will cozy up to him, and issue endless mea culpas. Anything else spells total irrelevance for them.

    Washington DC delenda est.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:39PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:39PM (#424839)

    That was by design. []

    Basically the press created this monster. As commanded to do by their buddies at the DNC. Then are collectively flipping their shit when they got what they wanted. They were perfectly cool with the Clintons usurping control of the DNC. Now they have a big problem.

    These are not good people. Everything they do is a scheme to either make money or peddle influence or fuck someone (literally and figuratively).