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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: 4, Informative) by Geezer on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:49PM

    by Geezer (511) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:49PM (#424573)

    I truly believe people were not so much voting for Trump as against the globalist, crony-capitalist plutocracy. If Peewee Herman had run as an anti-establishment firebrand he might have won too.

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  • (Score: 2) by fritsd on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:19PM

    by fritsd (4586) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:19PM (#424581) Journal

    Yes, but how did they arrive at "the Republican party is anti-establishment" ?????

    • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by VLM on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:04PM

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:04PM (#424603)

      You are both right and wrong.

      Jeb and the other 14 to 66 low T level, low energy neocucks were the establishment candidates. Jeb had like $100M raised if I remember correctly? The entire establishment hates Trump so its pretty hard to argue he's establishment. The entire media, all of academentia, the more cucked corporations...

      You are correct in that the party in general has too many legacy neocuck traitors who will be liquidated shortly.

      • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by takyon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:40PM

        by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:40PM (#424629) Journal

        So, when are the gas chambers open for business? Or will Trump make a deal and sell his soul to the establishment?

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        • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:56PM

          by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:56PM (#424645)

          Have to remember Trump used to buy and sell those same politicians before he became one, and he can still afford it, and his brand is ascendant at this time. Imagine what a guy like Trump could do to in the midterm primaries to a legislator on his bad side...

          Or working the other angle, he has to sell out to the establishment because...

    • (Score: 2) by Geezer on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:41PM

      by Geezer (511) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:41PM (#424630)

      The part where Trump basically told the Bushes, Bill Krystal, et al to go to hell.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by tangomargarine on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:45PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:45PM (#424634)

    Makes you wonder what could have happened if they hadn't thrown Bernie under the bus.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:17PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:17PM (#424776)

      bernie would have won, but i'm sure glad he didn't. socialists need to leave before it's too late.

    • (Score: 2) by DutchUncle on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:55PM

      by DutchUncle (5370) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:55PM (#424796)

      If the Democrats hadn't been so blind, they would have found *some* way to run Bernie. An election between two old white guys would have emphasized the difference between "nice old coot with idealistic ideas" and "obnoxious asshole".

    • (Score: 2) by fritsd on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:06PM

      by fritsd (4586) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:06PM (#424877) Journal

      Makes you wonder what could have happened if they hadn't thrown Bernie under the bus.

      Then, the right-wing media would have slipped appropriate synonyms of "commie" and "jew" into the debate.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:46PM (#424691)

    I truly believe people were not so much voting for Trump as against the globalist, crony-capitalist plutocracy.

    So instead of voting for a politician that has good intentions in mind but sometimes doesn't deliver to expectations, you voted in the most egocentric, crooked and self-centered elitist? The guy that made deals with the New York mafia? Seriously, WTF?

    http://www.idesignarch.com/inside-donald-and-melania-trumps-manhattan-apartment-mansion/ [idesignarch.com]

    If this doesn't spell *elitist*, I have no fucking idea what does. I guess let the deportations begin?? I would grab popcorn, if only this idiocracy would not affect the rest of the world.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 11 2016, @08:24PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 11 2016, @08:24PM (#425809)

      So instead of voting for a politician that has good intentions in mind but sometimes doesn't deliver to expectations

      You must be talking about third party candidates. Or were you talking about Clinton, who supports mass surveillance, supports the TSA, supports the drug war, wants to censor the Internet to fight terrorism, and generally supports a lot of unconstitutional nonsense? Trump agrees with Clinton on many of these issues. She might have good intentions (I doubt it; there's no way a politician like her doesn't understand how those policies destroy freedom and violate the Constitution.), but she, like Trump, is a wicked, authoritarian human being.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:21PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @09:21PM (#424862)

    >...not so much voting for Trump as against the globalist, crony-capitalist plutocracy.
    BINGO!

    The 'Out with the old, in with the new. Anyone but the typical who's who!'

    It's an understandable viewpoint, and one that will hopefully be tempered with experienced cabinet members. Trumpster is after all, only one person.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Pslytely Psycho on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:32AM

    by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Thursday November 10 2016, @12:32AM (#424934)

    So basically, as Mr. Trump completely tossed the Republican platform out the window, we have just seen the first third-party in disguise victory. It took a loud, crude, totally unlikable individual to do it. And he did it basically because no one took him seriously because he was a loud, crude, totally unlikable person. He didn't act or sound like a politician. He played on fear and anger. He didn't play by the rules.
    He was different. A cult of personality put up against a brick. Obama promised hope and change, we got little of either, Trump promised change with a really big megaphone and got more free airtime than any candidate I can recall just by being Donald.
    Both parties should be shitting their pants right now. They must realize just how thin their support has become. I dislike DT, but he has shaken the establishment to it's roots. And that is a good thing.

    Well, maybe not totally unlikable, as there was Ted Cruz in the mix at one time.

    What will we name this new party? Donpublican, Trumpinstein, Godzilla?

    Seriously though, he doesn't seem to support the Republican nor the Democratic platforms nor have support of the parties. Doesn't that make him third-party in disguise? Bernie Sanders was basically this, and may of gotten all the way if not for being screwed. We have witnessed actual interest and desire for more options from both sides of the isle in the population. I hope this trend continues and delivers some real choice in four years.
    Yeah, I smoke too much weed, keeps me from getting too cynical.

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    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:49AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:49AM (#424950)
      What party is trump really?

      http://www.reformparty.org/platform/

      Yup. The party started by trump-lite ross perot.

      Will it use that name? Dunno.