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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 EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:48PM

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:48PM (#424593)
    No, they won't. Well at least most wont. Right now those "establishment pricks" are scared shitless at what just happened. The ones who do will have shown that they fail to learn from their mistakes, again. Something similar happened when the tea-party rose to prominance. Moderate republicans in deep red states began to lose primaries to deeper red tea-party supported candidates.

    Love him or hate him, Trump just got elected, and he did so owing virtually no one in the establishment and with a massive "mandate" from those who voted for him. The DNC and RNC, along with the media, got told to fuck off last night and it's going to take them both some time to figure out just how in the hell the world works now. I know I'm certainly trying to figure it out this morning.
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  • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:04PM

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:04PM (#424602)
    One other group got the finger last night, and they desperately needed it: Ideological millennials. These kids needed a huge dose of reality and they got it last night.
    • (Score: 3, Touché) by tangomargarine on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:52PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:52PM (#424642)

      Yeah, fuck those people trying to make the world a better place.

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      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
      • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:02PM

        by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:02PM (#424741)
        Are they though? Many of these millennials seem to think that bullying and throwing the adult equivalent of a temper tantrum is the way to get what you want. What they don't understand, and what they need to understand, is that they are part of the reason Trump won. Bullying and degrading your opponents doesn't always work, it will often times backfire. Instead of changing minds it can actually set them in stone, giving them resolve to reject your point of view. The left has had a problem with this for years but it's been amplified 1000 fold this cycle.

        They are living in a bubble and that bubble got burst for a lot of them last night. These kids have been sheltered from the real world for too long. A loss like this is inescapable, there is no trophy for participation, no safe place to run and hide. This is their new reality and they can deal with it or go bury their heads in the sands and repeat it in 4 years. These kids need to learn how to lose so they can learn how to win.
        • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:15PM

          by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:15PM (#424743)

          Many of these millennials seem to think that bullying and throwing the adult equivalent of a temper tantrum is the way to get what you want.

          Well, the young'uns are hardly the only ones who seem to think that. You remember the government shutdown? :P

          Whose side are you saying the millennials were on? Clinton's? Bernie's? You talk about "bullying and degrading" but there was a fair amount of that on both sides. I'm not sure how to interpret your comment.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:34PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:34PM (#424835)

            Many of these millennials seem to think that bullying and throwing the adult equivalent of a temper tantrum is the way to get what you want.

            Well, the young'uns are hardly the only ones who seem to think that. You remember the government shutdown? :P

            Also, one might think that Trump's political campaign was one year-and-a-half-long temper tantrum by the biggest bully in the country. Unfortunately, the biggest takeaway appears to be that shameless, bullying, temper tantrums sometimes win. :-(

      • (Score: 2) by cubancigar11 on Thursday November 10 2016, @04:23AM

        by cubancigar11 (330) on Thursday November 10 2016, @04:23AM (#424996) Homepage Journal

        No no fuck those people who are trying to make the world a better place.

        Or did you mean that millennial ideologues are better in caring about the world than others? Because I think we, on the other side, just know better.

        • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:51PM

          by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:51PM (#425132)

          I can care harder than you! ;)

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:05PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:05PM (#424605) Journal

    FWIW, I wrote "Establishment picks." Your formulation doesn't not work, though.

    It's not just the RNC and DNC and media who lost last night, but every other Establishment constituent. Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Wall Street, and all the rest who made common cause with Hillary just had their legs cut out from under them. That's epic.

    Now, most rational actors among those would look at those results and think, "gee, we ought to change our ways and get right with the world." But all of us plebes know they won't. We all know they'll double-down and try to co-opt Trump the way they do everyone and everything else. It's in their nature.

    Trump may or may not hold true to the people who put him in office. He is a businessman, and will likely do what businessmen do and cut deals for preferential treatment.

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    • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:06PM

      by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:06PM (#424742)

      FWIW, I wrote "Establishment picks."

      So you did. It was a long night, just woke up when I wrote that post. People keep saying election day should be a federal holiday. I think the day after should be one. Election hangover day.

      Still, I kind of like my misinterpretation better :)

      • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:32PM

        by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:32PM (#424751) Journal

        Still, I kind of like my misinterpretation better :)

        Me, too.

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