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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: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:10PM (#424579)

    Um, it's just an expression.

    You're making way too much over this.

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  • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:20PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:20PM (#424616) Journal

    You're right, Cocksucker. Oh, wait, that's just an expression. I didn't mean you literally suck cock. Don't make too much of it.

    See how that works? I can debase you to no end, then claim I didn't mean it, and get to both deliver the insult and pretend that I shouldn't face the consequences.

    Here the ink on the election results isn't even dry, and you're already hard at work erasing any potential good from the result through sheer dumbfuckery. ProTip: shut the fuck up and let any positive consensus following from this election proceed, because it will benefit you and everyone else.

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    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:24PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:24PM (#424748) Homepage Journal

      ROFLMAO

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    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Marand on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:54PM

      by Marand (1081) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:54PM (#424917) Journal

      I think the most interesting thing about this comment thread is the logic leap that took you from someone using a fairly common exclamation (one with a positive meaning, no less; it's used as a compliment) to you being insulted because it had the word "girl" in it. You just automatically assumed that because there's a feminine word there, that the remark just had to be an insult. Worse still, after someone tried to explain it, you doubled down on the outrage and equated it to being debased and called a cocksucker.

      That says more about your mindset than the commenter's. Taking the exchange as-is without outside context, it looks like you're either doggedly searching for something to be offended about, or you have a piss-poor opinion of women and are projecting that. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I think it's more likely that you're just on edge because of the election tension. Tempers have been running hot for months and a lot of people just seem ready to snap. Take a few deep breaths and relax.

      (In case it's still not clear, Runaway's comment seems to be commending you for your well-stated (in his opinion) rant about people dismissing "fly-over country", and your reaction was to get pissed off and pick a fight over him agreeing with you. Chill.)

      • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:30AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:30AM (#424962)

        Taking the exchange as-is without outside context, it looks like you're either doggedly searching for something to be offended about, or you have a piss-poor opinion of women and are projecting that.

        It also occurs to me that maybe Phoenix is female and objects (as a woman) to being called a girl? Forgetting that by posting as Phoenix we dont know that and so an unintended insult occurred. Hmmm. Must admit Phoenix being female hadnt occurred to me before but now I look at their posts again, its plausible. Not that I care either way, just greatfull for all his/her posts!

        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:44AM

          by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:44AM (#425090) Journal

          No, very much male. My reaction was born of frustration at trying very hard to give even the most vituperative members of the SN community their due on an emotionally charged subject, only to have it repaid with churlish, sophomoric quips.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:57AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:57AM (#425092)

            The other possibility is maybe you're an asshole?

            Just putting it out there.