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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, @10:48AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:48AM (#424504) Journal

    2. Trump allegedly has a short attention span (ask the guy who actually wrote The Art of the Deal).

    Oh please. Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton, have infinitesimally short attention spans. I ran digital for Bill Clinton for 2.5 years. Every day is was another brainstorm from him. They have no idea what it takes to run things, or to do things. They are without a clue. They have never conceived of, planned for, or executed on anything in their lives. They deserve to rest on the dustheap of history.

    Washington DC delenda est.
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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:16PM

    by takyon (881) <> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:16PM (#424613) Journal

    A historically, bigly, short attention span.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:43PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:43PM (#424792)

    Zelig, is that you?