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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 EvilSS on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:30PM

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:30PM (#424785)
    GW tried to. He actually had a reasonable immigration plan design to basically convert much of the illegal labor into legal labor, but not citizens. It would have taken pressure off the borders and allowed the border patrol to focus on actual bad people coming in and out, allowed the laborers to remain in the US, made sure people were registered and in the system, not abused by employers, and that taxes were paid. It was a good, progressive plan. Bush understood the importance of those voters and their growing influence, and that outside immigration they aligned far better with the right than the left. The far-right crucified him for it. That was when the tea-party voters started exerting their influence on the republican party. I was heavily involved in the republican party at the time at the state level and saw it within our own committees. And it just went down hill from there, across the board. That's when I decided to resign my position and walked away.

    The same thing happened with gay rights. Bush tried to make some small inroads with that group and the party revolted, forcing him to pivot away from it. Again, there were many of us in the party that saw an opportunity there but the base wasn't having any of it. And so here we are. I've been waiting for that swing back from both parties to a more centrist ideology but I'm starting to think it's not going to happen without a 3rd party sprouting up that's somehow, magically viable and can fill that gap. I think we are going to just keep moving farther and farther apart until something breaks.
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