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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 VLM on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:19PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:19PM (#424706)

    but his victory will ensure a reorganization if not dismantling of the democratic party itself

    Or they'll rationalize that without that madwoman stealing the nomination from Bernie, we'd probably be talking about President Bernie right now. Or would we?

    How you feel about Bernie?

    One analogy of Clinton with SF is she's kinda like "The Mule" and once she's gone the D party can exorcise the organized crime element and carry on. Until the next crime family tries to take it over, anyway.

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