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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: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:43AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:43AM (#424539) Journal

    So did I. It was a toss-up until the very end - Stein or Johnson. Holding the ballot in my hand and reading it one more time, it struck me that I could, for once in my life, vote nearly a straight party ticket. I voted for the Libertarian presidential candidate, the Libertarian senate candidate, two state Libertarians, and I voted against every single unopposed incumbent. I voted for ONE republican, because he is a better choice than the pinhead Democrat running against him. Only ONE person from either of the two major parties got my vote.

    Then, I voted in favor of casinos, in favor of the sale of alcohol in my "dry county", I voted against three basically administrative measures, I voted for two measures decrimiinalizing marijuana, and pushed the button to review my choices. All good, push "enter".

    And, our electronic polling machines actually print a paper for each and every ballot.

    ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
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  • (Score: 2) by CoolHand on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:53PM

    by CoolHand (438) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:53PM (#424596) Journal
    It kind of scares me that my vote lines up almost exactly with yours.... hmmm.. (although too bad we had no cannabis decriminalization in my state)
    Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job-Douglas Adams
    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:20PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:20PM (#424661) Journal

      Mine, too. That's how extremely deformed political reality has become. The 1% have fully captured both parties in the US, so the rest of the 99% suddenly find themselves standing shoulder-to-shoulder despite previously thinking themselves on opposite sides of the spectrum.

      Washington DC delenda est.
  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:23PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:23PM (#424708) Homepage Journal

    I did basically the same thing but voted Donald Duck where anyone was running unopposed since there wasn't a Fuck You option.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.