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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: 5, Informative) by RamiK on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:19AM

    by RamiK (1813) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:19AM (#424525)

    You just saved me a few minutes writing it all down for me.

    I will only add that what you see as a self-deluded & out-of-touch media has been shown in the emails leaks to be either a case of bought-and-paid-for media, or the result of selection-bias where the Democrats would pick up the phone and have non-Democrat news people fired over unfaltering coverage. And what better proof there is for the selection-bias other then the exit polls? How could so many people get it so wrong? Easy. Anyone who polled differently was long since removed from the system.

    Even now, I just saw a CNN bobblehead going state-by-state over the current results, and calling a 3% Democrat win a "landslide victory" and the following 3% Republican win a "narrow defeat". And it's been like this for almost two years now.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:05PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:05PM (#424701) Journal

    That's what the modern media do. They try to manufacture reality. It's fortunate for us that reality struck back.

    Washington DC delenda est.
  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:11AM

    by Gaaark (41) on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:11AM (#424925) Journal

    Did you see when they went to, I think, New Hampshire to see Hillary's lead there and as they were speaking it flipped to Trump winning?

    They backed out of N.H. REAL quick! What a larf! :)

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