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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 Whoever on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:09PM

    by Whoever (4524) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:09PM (#424652) Journal

    Did it ever occur to you that the "coastal elites" are tired of subsidizing your way of life, while giving your votes more influence over politics?

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:25PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:25PM (#424710) Journal

    So...we should be grateful to the coastal elites for letting us dwell in their shadow?

    That's an interesting take on lickspittle-ism.

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    Washington DC delenda est.
  • (Score: 2) by art guerrilla on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:22PM

    by art guerrilla (3082) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:22PM (#424829)

    did it ever occur to how much of a city's food, water, energy is produced OUTSIDE your rat-infested shithole ?
    country mice stopped feeding you, there would be full scale zombie breakout in the city within weeks...

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:44AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:44AM (#424966)
    did it ever occur to you that the rural nobodys are tired of growing all your food and mantaining everything that allows a city to live in the desert?

    If interstate trade suddenly stopped the citys would die. hard.

    Heck you'd die if just the power went off for longer than your smartphone battery will last.