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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: 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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  • (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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