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]
We hanged the royalty, remember? There isn't a single Duke, not a Knight, none of that stupid shit here. No king, no queen, despite the fact that our presidents seem to WISH they could be kings.
Basically, we left all the dead baggage in Europe.
Well, now you have a king. Do you believe Trump will ever step down voluntarily? Do you believe anyone can make him step down?
We've heard that same stuff about Herr Bush 2, about Clinton, about O'bummer, and now you're predicting the same for Trump.
The day that a sitting president imposes martial law and/or suspends elections, I WILL head out the door, armed for bear - errrr - feds. Trump will step down when it is time to step down.
Except this is a guy who said he wouldn't accept the results of the election as legitimate unless he won, and when he had the chance to retract it he doubled down on it. Think about that for a minute. Really think about it. Please look past your tribalism for a minute and actually think about the implications of a statement like that.
Gore? Bush? Neither of them accepted the results of the election, and it was kicked to the Supreme Court, remember? The fact that I don't accept the results of an election doesn't mean I'm going to overthrow the government.
And, if in Trump's case, that IS what it meant, well, there are contingency plans for coup attempts.
I pulled the SSA.gov actuarial table using google and a 78 year old dude has less than a decade, so he's not likely to outdo FDR, regardless.
Of course, doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, health in general, maybe longer, maybe.