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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:16PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:16PM (#424803)

    It's not like these people who put Trump into office are hiding in secret underground caverns. Look at conservative twitters, look at, 4chan, whatever. It should be abundantly clear by now that you cannot trust the mainstream media. Their polls were about as accurate as their portrayal of Trump supporters. It's the same story more or less everywhere. The real thing that Trump successfully tapped into was the same thing that probably would have given Bernie the victory if he won. People are sick of corruption and career politicians enabling such corruption in DC. The housing market crash destroyed the lower and middle classes. The elites who caused it ended up better off than ever before and suffered not a single repercussion. We even gave them massive loans of taxpayer money to help them get back on their feet. Hillary was going to be more of this type of complete nonsense.

    The entire nation is changing sharply populist and anti-establishment. If not for her control of the media and the DNC, this election would have been representative of that and we'd have had a battle of ideology between Sanders and Trump. Instead we had a battle of somebody representative of an establishment that's time is up being propped up only by the media and their demonizations. This is really like old war propaganda. People don't want to kill other people so in times of war the media would be used to vilify the opposition and make them seem inhuman. Go spend some time among them. You might fund a very different surface level but look under the surface and we all have so much more in common than these divisive politics would lead you to believe. Maybe this little SNL Skit, Black Jeopardy, was a lot deeper than it might seem: []

  • (Score: 2) by mechanicjay on Thursday November 10 2016, @09:01PM

    by mechanicjay (7) <> on Thursday November 10 2016, @09:01PM (#425305) Homepage Journal

    Yes! This was well done because 1) It was really funny. 2) Helps illustrate that there is more that connects us than separates us -- or at least that EVERYONE should distrust the man, which is an important place to start.

    My VMS box beat up your Windows box.