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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: 4, Interesting) by Hairyfeet on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:59AM

    by Hairyfeet (75) <reversethis-{moc ... {8691tsaebssab}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:59AM (#424510) Journal

    The uberleft can have their shitfits all they want but I think Trump will end up going down as one of the great presidents, and certainly will be a billion times better than Hillary "we came, we saw, he died" Clinton for one simple reason nobody has even mentioned so far....his ego.

    Just look at Trump's history, he has always wanted his name in giant letters with everyone telling him how great he is...think he is gonna shit all over that for a little personal gain? Not a chance in hell, he is gonna want those history books all talking about how great a president he was so he is gonna bust his ass to make that come true and anybody who watched his victory speech could see that plain as day. He didn't gloat and get in a couple more digs at Hillary, he was totally gracious. He didn't tell the leaders of other countries to piss off or use any "axis of evil" style rhetoric, he instead extended an olive branch and offered to negotiate fairly with those that do the same. Hell he even talked about putting unemployed Americans to work rebuilding our failing infrastructure which sounds a hell of a lot like the WPA under FDR!

    So I don't think he'll be a bad president, just the opposite he'll probably be one of the most beloved by both the American people and the world before the end of his first term, his ego simply will not allow anything less.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:55PM

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:55PM (#424597)

    ...I think Trump will end up going down as one of the great presidents...

    He will either be one of the greatest, or one of the worst, there won't be any quiet middle ground with this one.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:38PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:38PM (#424886)

      I wish you were kidding, he will be the dumbest president. Not great, not the worst, just dumb. Hoo-ray for our new clown president (and no I'm not mad, either of the front runners would be terrible).

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:50PM

    by Gaaark (41) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:50PM (#424916) Journal

    I think he's not as smart as he THINKS he is, but is smarter than he showed during the debates: he seems ADD or something, and can't seem to put his thoughts into clear order (starting a sentence and then not finishing it in order to get out the next thought.)

    I can't speak well without something to keep me on track, but. I am far from stupid.

    Hopefully once he gets settled, he WILL be good. Here's hoping (and yes, I think he'll do a better job than Hillary would have).

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    • (Score: 2) by Hairyfeet on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:53PM

      by Hairyfeet (75) <reversethis-{moc ... {8691tsaebssab}> on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:53PM (#425458) Journal

      I look at it this way....after reading the Wikileaks emails? He certainly couldn't be any worse than the corrupt backroom dealing Shillary. If it would have been Bernie VS Trump the outcome would have probably been different but after reading Wikileaks (and seeing sick fucks on the left like Bill Maher say "I don't care what was on her basement server, I don't care if they found Jon Beney Ramsey in her basement all that matters is we must vote for Hillary!") and seeing how badly the media and repub establishment would have rolled over for Shillary? We are MUCH better off with a Trump presidency, at least he has talked of repealing NAFTA and promises he'll kill TPP once and for all.

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      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday November 11 2016, @03:05AM

        by Gaaark (41) on Friday November 11 2016, @03:05AM (#425545) Journal

        You are correct, sir!

        Here's hoping that another Bernie steps up next election, gets elected and is able to fix America. Or that Trump will.

        But yes, killing TPP, etc, is why Canada got rid of IT'S Hillary/Obama... a douche named Harper. Just like with Harper, Trump partially got elected to send a fucking message to the elite douches who have lost their humanity and morals.

        Corporations need to be takedown a bit: they are beasts that constantly need to feed, but can never be full.... they just take and take. One more dollar. One more. Just ONE more! And another. Juuuust ONE MORE!!!!

        They need to be made to see that people DO matter.

        Black lives matter is just a red herring. All lives matter.

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