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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, @04:42PM

    by VLM (445) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:42PM (#424726)

    You wanted a woman president? How about senator Warren?

    How about Jill Stein? Why is a woman who's pretty cool even in the eyes of a Trump voter, and isn't a reprehensible criminal, kicked into a 3rd party?

    She would make a hell of a democrat nominee. And she's kicked into another party why exactly?

    Something interesting to think about with Stein is whats her unacceptability percentage, is it even as high as 1%? I'm too lazy to look it up, but I know Trump and Hillary both scored about 50% unacceptable. I would prefer Trump over Stein but I would be ... tolerant of Stein. She's respectable. If it was neocuck Jeb vs Stein, honestly I donno I might have voted for Stein just because she's less F-ed up.

    Is Stein an example of a real democrat who's not being allowed to participate as a democrat, or is she an unusual one time outlier like the God Emperor and Hillary?

    When a perfectly good seed can't grow in your dirt but does OK elsewhere, you gotta look at whats wrong with your dirt, not complain about theres no good seeds or I got a bad seed last time or other farmers suck or whatever. The problem with the democrats isn't that a handful of them are doing it wrong, its the very soil of the party is corrupt and filthy and poisoned. The problem is the people who should be leading the "D" are instead kicked out and doing green party foolishness. You're not gonna fix this by axing two apparatchiks and making some speeches and trying it again with a different globalist crime family. The D party requires something like "burn it with fire" "call in an exorcism" "treat the whole thing as a superfund cleanup site" "nuke it from orbit just to be sure" level of cleanup required to fix it. Gonna have to go way beyond what you're asking, to actually fix the D party.

    Which as a Trump supporter I don't think they're gonna do it so unlike you I'm happy with it.

    It would be nice for the D party to try putting someone up who's not a POS. They should try it some time. Been awhile. Till then, the revitalized R party can go on winning.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:55PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:55PM (#424761) Journal

    That is a really good question, VLM. The realpolitik answer is that Hillary so dominated local politics that there was no chance for someone like Jill Stein to get a fair hearing.

    Washington DC delenda est.