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]
Fek the Republic of California. It's already a different country than the US. Always has been.
The entire western seaboard voted the same color (is blue dems or reps? I assume dems since it is all liberal-y over there.)
If the whole seaboard seceded it could create a new country with the western portions of Canada, and perhaps everything down through Baja that would more closely match culturally than with the rest of the US, Canada, or Mexico.
But then you'd be ignoring the very significant divisions within those states. Washington State, outside Seattle, is deep red. Oregon, outside Portland and Eugene, the same. California, with the exception of the Bay Area and LA, the same. So really you'd be talking about a half-dozen city-states surrounded by red-staters.
You really need to look at how the COUNTIES voted. It's not the "entire seaboard", it's a few islands of blue within an ocean of blue.
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