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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:58AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:58AM (#424545)

    She was one of those illegals that Donnie keeps blathering about.

    Melania Trump Was an Undocumented Worker in America []

    When Trump refers to "undocumented workers" in his scare-tactic campaign speeches, he likely doesn't mean his career model wife who, according to AP, accepted payment for 10 modeling jobs in the U.S. though she didn't have the legal documentation to work in the country in 1996.

    -- OriginalOwner_ []

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:24PM (#424783)

    From your own link [], Melania had legal permission to be in the USA. What she didn't have, as your link claims, is permission to work as a model. However, she DID obtain said permission less than two months later - and with the "speed" at which federal bureaucrats work, it is almost certain that such permission had been applied for long before and was more or less already "in the bag" unofficially when she set foot in the USA.

    This is a far, FAR cry from Melania being the stereotypical "illegal alien" that your subject line claims was the case.