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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, @02:38PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:38PM (#424628)

    It wouldn't have won any smaller with Clinton. At least Trump can be impeached, should he cross the line.

    She's an authoritarian for sure, but far, far less than him; his authoritarianism is practically off the charts [politicalcompass.org], the most authoritarian president we've ever had by far. And him getting impeached, which is inevitable I believe, but that leaves us with that disgusting fascist theocrat Mike fucking Pence as president, who will be way worse.

  • (Score: 2) by BK on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:16PM

    by BK (4868) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:16PM (#424774)

    So Trump chose a good VP then?

    I've long said that Dick Cheney was a great VP. Not for anything that he did or didn't do, but rather for the fact that the one thing that the haters hated more than W was the thought that Cheney would be in charge if W were removed. You seem to be saying that it's the same with Pence...

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    ...but you HAVE heard of me.