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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 Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:56PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:56PM (#424697) Journal

    Now what do we do? Watch Trump set a record for fastest impeachment ever?

    No, and good, so. The RNC and DNC will be running scared from him. The DNC will fund-raise from the rubes and Establishment for it. The RNC will be hampered from doing that, though they will try.

    If Trump somehow cobbles together a guiding ideology, then we might see lasting change of some kind in the system. But I bet we won't. He's not a system-builder. He's an egoist.

    The worst thing the DNC and RNC could do at this point would be to openly oppose him. He'd translate his populist win into a jihad against the Establishment. His "drain the swamp" campaign rhetoric notwithstanding, he has no intention of disrupting business as usual.

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