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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 t-3 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:20PM

    by t-3 (4907) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:20PM (#424662)

    I was NOT defending Trump. I didn't vote for him, don't expect anything good from him, and the only reason I'm not freaking out right now is because I had resigned myself to getting fucked today when Bernie didn't get the Dem spot. I was responding to the previous poster's comment, no more, no less.

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  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:25PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:25PM (#424670)

    Fair enough. My point was that the US has a hereditary aristocracy just as assuredly as other countries, even if we aren't actually calling people "Duke" or "Baron" or "Earl".

    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @08:16AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @08:16AM (#425033)

      I think his point was most people who came here were not escaping anything. They were coming here to make their fortune. Fast forward to today and that fortune is not as easy to get as most of it has been locked up at this point just as in the rest of the world.

      Read the right conspiracy sites and they all end in the rothchilds :)