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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 bzipitidoo on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:47AM

    by bzipitidoo (4388) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:47AM (#424502) Journal

    A couple of months ago when it seemed Hillary had an unbeatable lead, Michael Moore expected Trump to win.

    Yes, I blame the Democrats. How many times did we hear Hillary promise to create more jobs? Not even close to often enough. What did the Democrats do when they were swept to power in the aftermath of the housing bubble and market crash that happened on the Republican's watch? Did they fix Wall Street? No. Make banks refinance home loans at fair values and rates? No. The CFPB doesn't go far enough, not by a long shot. Leave Afghanistan? No, and wasn't that supposed to be the next step after taking out Bin Laden? Mission accomplished, let's go home? What about Iraq, when can we pull out of there? How about student loans, what did Democrats do about that? It is so exasperating to see the Democrats blow an easy victory. People are hurting, and they won't do things that really help. Jobs, you idiots, jobs! Really, Obama was lucky to win a 2nd term. If the Romney hadn't been thoroughly establishment, Obama might well have lost.

    What we got was Obamacare. It wasn't enough. Martin Shkreli and Heather Bresch showed everyone just how far Obamacare falls short. Health care is still insanely expensive.

    Now what do we do? Watch Trump set a record for fastest impeachment ever? Don't hold your breath. I had a sense that all the apocalyptic talk from the left was overly hysterical and plain wrong. More than a few suggested Trump wasn't a serious candidate, he was only running as a publicity stunt and couldn't possibly win the nomination, let alone the presidency, and was actually trying to sabotage his own campaign so he could go back to his gig. I thought about that one and concluded they were wrong, Trump would go the distance if he got the votes. And now that he's President Elect, no way in hell is he going to resign so he can go back to being a carefree billionaire, turn things over to Pence before he even takes the oath.

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  • (Score: 2) by butthurt on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:17PM

    by butthurt (6141) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:17PM (#424658) Journal

    > [...] Michael Moore expected Trump to win.

    I came to post the link to his essay. He predicted a "Rust Belt Brexit."

    https://web.archive.org/web/20160723202723/http://michaelmoore.com/trumpwillwin/ [archive.org]

  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:56PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:56PM (#424697) Journal

    Now what do we do? Watch Trump set a record for fastest impeachment ever?

    No, and good, so. The RNC and DNC will be running scared from him. The DNC will fund-raise from the rubes and Establishment for it. The RNC will be hampered from doing that, though they will try.

    If Trump somehow cobbles together a guiding ideology, then we might see lasting change of some kind in the system. But I bet we won't. He's not a system-builder. He's an egoist.

    The worst thing the DNC and RNC could do at this point would be to openly oppose him. He'd translate his populist win into a jihad against the Establishment. His "drain the swamp" campaign rhetoric notwithstanding, he has no intention of disrupting business as usual.

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    Washington DC delenda est.