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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: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:25AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:25AM (#424529)

    I'm not disputing he said those things and that people who wanted to believe it did so - that's how con men work.
    I'm disputing your analysis that he meant those things.

    Clinton didn't lose because she's proven anything. Name one concrete way in which she "blew smoke up everyone's ass."

    She lost because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent over the last couple of decades blowing smoke up the public's ass to convince them there must actually be a forest fire.

    Benghazi -- bullshit
    Hates coal miners -- bullshit [politifact.com]
    email server -- bullshit (as Comey has now said, twice)
    etc

    Also, she's a woman and we have no cultural touchstone for imperfect women in charge, so lacking a box to fit her into, she made people uncomfortable.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:35PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:35PM (#424568) Homepage Journal

    "people who wanted to believe it did so - that's how con men work."

    You understand that, but you still back Clinto? Jesus H. Christ, you've been conned.

    The Clintons have been con artists since they sat is a shack in Mena Arkansas, divvying up money from the sale of marijuana flown in from Mexico. And - you have FAITH in them?

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    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:21PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:21PM (#424617)

      Where did the AC stated they supported Clinton? Being anti-Trump does not make one pro-Clinton you fucking moron. Stop seeing the world in black and white tribalism. There is no "For us or against us", there's a billion different shades of gray in between. Benghazi was bullshit (the Sec of State can't deploy troops!), and the email thing was total bullshit too. Defense of these facts does not make one pro-Clinton, it makes one pro-fucking-reality and not fucking delusional or so far fucking gone into tribalism that they're denying reality itself.

    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:47PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:47PM (#424638) Journal

      Sigh. It's a curious fate, to agree with Runaway so many times in a day. The Clintons are grifters. It is who they are. It is in their nature. I ran digital for Bill Clinton's Foundation for 2.5 years. I sat in the meetings where they worked those deals out. I've seen it happen. All the "we want to help the people" stuff is a smokescreen. It is their con.

      They haven't been convicted for doing that because they pass their corruption through at least one point of indirection. Our anti-corruption laws were designed for 2-party, direct quid-pro-quo, and as such cannot address the 3rd party corruption the Clintons practice. But what they do is thoroughly corrupt.

      Most Americans, in their hearts, know that's true. I know it's true because I had access to the hard data of who supports the Clintons. Their contributors stem mainly from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with another cluster in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, and a smattering elsewhere besides. No regular people give them money. It is because they sense on a visceral level that the Clintons are on the take, and they themselves don't want to be played for patsies. And why? They know that the Clintons don't give a crap about them and would never countenance a quid-pro-quo for them.

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    • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:27PM

      by TheRaven (270) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:27PM (#424809) Journal
      Not too many people did. Look at the popular vote. Trump and Clinton both came in just shy of 60M. Trump has fewer votes than either of the last two Red Team candidates (though not by much). Clinton, in contrast, has 10M fewer than Obama in 2008, and 5M fewer than Obama in 2012. Trump won because the Blue Team decided to run a candidate that the swing voters couldn't even identify as the lesser of two evils and so stayed home.
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