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]
Trump won, basically, because Hillary lost.If the DNC had gone with Sanders (or even Michelle Obama, for Dogs' sake), they would have had a shot at winning.1. Instead, they watched Hillary steal the leader election from Sanders and went "meh, whatever". They should have been angry and given it to Sanders. THIS was the start of Hillary looking corrupt.2. The whole email/clinton foundation/state department/'what with a cloth?' thing just made her look stupid AND corrupt, and not concerned with security.3. That smug, arrogant smile that said "He doesn't have a CHANCE!!! (smiley face, winky face) made her look just arrogant and smug.4. Bill. Should have dumped his ass YEARS ago: that run up on the tarmac was wrong and smacked of corruption and arrogance.5. Trump... she tried to make him look silly, but everyone KNEW he was silly and it back-fired on her.
He won because she came off as a worse choice than him.If they'd stuck with Sanders, the story might very well have been different because (at least from my Canadian perspective) he seemed to be A LOT more palatable than her.
Hillary is corrupt, arrogant and smug. The DNC made their bed and now their lying in their vomit.
Will 'the world'TM be better off in 4 years? (well, what, 2.5 years before the next election cycle starts up and he will be forced to split his concentration between running for re-election and running the country).
It shall be interesting, but no... he's not going to start any new wars, although he may get interested in ending the current ones (whether through withdrawal or more, better support, but no, i don't believe he will be starting the next nuclear war).
Maybe he'll do well with Putin, or maybe Putin will try to play him. Hmmm.