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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, Insightful) by EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:55PM

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:55PM (#424597)

    ...I think Trump will end up going down as one of the great presidents...

    He will either be one of the greatest, or one of the worst, there won't be any quiet middle ground with this one.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:38PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @10:38PM (#424886)

    I wish you were kidding, he will be the dumbest president. Not great, not the worst, just dumb. Hoo-ray for our new clown president (and no I'm not mad, either of the front runners would be terrible).