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]
I agree with you. Many pundits wrote about the disaster that awaited the Republican Party after the election, now we can clearly see that the DNC is going to have to seriously change its ways.
However, I disagree on your assessment of Warren. The Consumer Financial Protection Board [consumerfinance.gov] is still there and kicking ass. I believe that Warren, like Sanders, had to pledge support to the candidate of the party, it’s a loyalty to the party thing.
Me and mine fought hard against the DLC for 20 years in the DNC. In the end, in this election cycle, they sucked everyone in the party into their corroded embrace. That's why I left.
Do you really think that Warren and Sanders can recall the base to the banner, now that they threw in their lot with a criminal like Hillary? Or is a real third party in the offing?
I'm going to respond to this one.
My answer is yes, with conditions. I was following Sanders before he ever threw his hat in the ring. I connected with his ideals, his policy statements and even the style of delivery. He was a politician, but he knew how to wield a verbal bat when needed. During the primary I listened to his speech at Liberty College and was carried away with the ability he had to project his viewpoints in the bastion of conservative birthing without offending the audience. It was masterful and for me, I felt it would help him climb over the woman who did not have the guts to even try.
Warren came to my attention on of things, the Daily Show when she was talking about her new agency she was trying to birth. After that I also followed and found a consistent voice that would shake the marbled columns of Wall Street while saying to folks like me (middle class, middle age IT developer), I will protect you. When she tongue lashed the CEO of Wells Fargo, done after her pledged Fealty to Her Majesty, I had thoughts that what was spoken in the moment was not long term.
What do they need to do to help clean house in the DNC and move the Democratic Party closer to their ideals? To start, help remove any vestiges of Obama and the Clinton's from the leadership of the party. The DNC and party cannot change as long as those two political machines exist. Next, hold Trump to the fire, but don;'t burn him. I'm along your lines, kind of a "I still sense goodness in him Yoda" moment that makes me think Trump will be upsetting the GOP for the next four years. Hard to say, but if they try to pull him down instead of working with his character (let's make a deal) then they'll do more harm then good.
I would love to see them more bully pulpit on the true slime that runs through Wall Street, but also praise any small pocket of good they also find. It should not just be one call for the Head of a CEO, it needs to be a full press till the DoJ can explain how people at the top can commit a crime and not even get arrested.
Bernie endorsing Clinton hurt me a lot. I lost some faith, but I tried to consider that he felt strongly about having a Democrat at the top, but this time missed the uglier picture that she would have sold the people he cared about down the river. He could get it back if he makes his voice heard again. The same with Warren. If they remain "friends", if they speak in support for her if she ever gets arrested, if they just remain quiet then no, they lost me.