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]
People didn't learn that lesson a few years ago in California.
There, the Latino vote passed the constitutional amendment against gay marriage. But, no one understands what that means. Latinos aren't a liberal people, by nature. Generally speaking, Latinos are much more "tolerant" than liberals - in certain ways. But, they are also much more INTOLERANT than conservatives in this county, in other ways.
Latinos are different. They aren't the descendants of Europeans who came a-conquering. Mostly, they are predominantly Native Americans, the descendants of the Azteca, who were forced to "accept" the Catholic church. Latinos, or more properly, Mexicans, aren't like us. They have a different view on life.
Those Latinos are going to vote for the person who more closely represents their ideals. The strumpet from Arkiesaw represents no one's ideals, certainly not Latino ideals.
I've long suspected that the Republican party can absorb latino/hispanic and black voters. Moreso than Trump did, certainly. Trump isn't going to cut it just yet, despite any outperformance of Romney. But now we'll likely get to see something else: the President Donald John Trump reelection campaign of 2020. He'll have his chance to convince with actions instead of words.
Half of my building in Brooklyn is occupied by an extended Latino family of Mexican descent. They are all Republicans; my downstairs neighbor, the second son, ran for State Assembly as the Republican candidate for this district. As surprising as it might be to some, Latinos are not a Democratic monolith.
Not like there's a "euro" outlook on life, given that in theory we've got status signalling prog true believers, skilled union tradesmen, corrupt crony capitalism city dwellers, rural Utah Mormons with five poly wifes, crazy college SJWs, all theoretically "euro white people".
It turns into something like the IQ debates where theres no question that the averages vary by race and that there's simultaneously substantial overlap in curve area and more variation inside races than between races. As I currently, possibly inaccurately, statistically understand it.