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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, @10:54AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:54AM (#424508)

    Bush did an excellent job of fucking things up.
    So did Reagan.
    And Trump is off the charts compared to either of them, they were all normal. Trump is abnormal.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:30PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:30PM (#424565) Homepage Journal

    If Trump is "abnormal", then just WTF is Clinton? I mean, seriously, there are very few things about Clinton that even make her appear to be human, let alone "normal". She seems to be one of the lizard people.

    Many of us have told you, we would be happy to vote for a woman, but first you've got to nominate a real woman!

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    “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” ― George S. Patton on Ukraine
    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:37PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:37PM (#424627) Journal

      Here again I'll agree with you, though you've been an insulting dick elsewhere in the thread. Hillary is not a woman but a creature of pure, unscrupulous, amoral ambition. I'm sure that within 24 hours she and her surrogates are going to start spinning her defeat as proof of America's ongoing misogyny. That's not what this election is about, at all. It's about stated policy, but also about a deeper referendum on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Despite the cynicism and betrayals, the American people are not yet ready to let go of their attachment to the original American social contract. They still want it to work. They want people who break the law to be punished. They want hard work to be rewarded. They want their government to work for them, not for itself or for the benefit of the elites.

      Those are the overriding values, I believe, and gender and every other non-essential factor are in fact non-essential. If Elizabeth Warren had thrown her hat in the ring at the outset, having said what she had said about opportunity and economic equality in America, she would have run away with the election. Her gender would have had nothing to do with it. 1994 was the "Year of the Woman" in politics, but now in 2016 such proclamations are passe. Can you even imagine any news outlet proclaiming 2016 as "The Year of the She-Male" or "The Year of the Gay?" No, of course not, because whatever else has happened, America has moved beyond those kinds of labels.

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      Washington DC delenda est.
    • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:45PM

      by DECbot (832) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:45PM (#424690) Journal

      Hell, it probably doesn't even have to be real. Plastics and silicone are getting pretty advanced nowadays.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:05PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:05PM (#424850)

      Many of us have told you, we would be happy to vote for a woman, but first you've got to nominate a real woman!

      One you can grab by the pussy and she'll let you, you mean?

      • (Score: 3, Touché) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:40PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:40PM (#424888) Homepage Journal

        No, retard. A real woman, like my Mama, my sister, my wife, or my daughter in law. You know, WOMEN. People. Not objects, not sexual objects, but PEOPLE who happen to be female. The people who give birth, and nurture most of our helpless fools until we learn to wipe our own arses. You? You don't sound like you've ever shared much of anythine with any woman except your genitalia.

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        “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” ― George S. Patton on Ukraine
        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @08:39AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @08:39AM (#425039)

          No, retard. A real woman, like my Mama, my sister, my wife, or my daughter in law. You know, WOMEN.

          Are you saying we can grab them by the pussy? Very generous of you, but don't you think this shows a patriarchal notion of women as property? I expected more of you, Runaway, and I do not mean more "women".