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]
A +1 Informative to any being that can translate the above post into a comprehensible form of a Terran language.
>Its /pol/ not /b/.
he's talking about 4chan.org. 4chan has different boards you can post to. "/pol/" is one board that is specifically for talking about politics. "/b/" is the board for talking about anything you want.
>/b/ is the board requiring brain bleach, stuff you want to unsee.
/b/ is often nsfw (not safe for work) even when there are no images involved.
>/pol/ is just memes.
from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme [wikipedia.org] ...
A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures."
A lot of memes get created and spread on /pol/
>/pol/ contains a lot of posts which are Triggering memes.
/pol/ has a lot of memes which cause their opponents to rage and froth at the mouth.
>Now that CTR is unpaid and off the job /pol/ is getting back to normal,
from http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/correct-the-record [knowyourmeme.com] ...
"Correct the Record (CTR) is an independent-expenditure only committee, also known as a Super PAC, which maintains a large presence on social media to promote and defend the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton."
so presumably CTR is no longer posting to /pol/ therefore /pol/ posts more resemble what they were before the run up to the election.
>BTW, it was looking pretty dumpy a week or so ago.
not sure about this line tho.