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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 mechanicjay on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:44PM

    by mechanicjay (7) <> on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:44PM (#424913) Homepage Journal

    Yes. I've been sharing that cracked article around everywhere I can for the last week. I grew up on the ragged edge of suburbia, spent a lot of time in the country, summer jobs on farms and what not. This brought back a lot forgotten truths for me. Once I read this and fit it in with the larger context of what's going on, along with some deconstruction help from Scott Adams, and I knew, for sure, that Trump was going to take it.

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  • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:00AM

    by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:00AM (#424945)

    Great article. I live in a small city surrounded by farmland. Not quite flyover but not big city either.
    We see a lot of both sides here.
    Seems odd though, that the most accurate article I have now read on the election came from Cracked. I love it.
    We could look at it this way. Trump threw out the political platform, running on his own opinions and making up his platform as he went along. Does that not make him a third-party in disguise?

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Phoenix666 on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:38AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:38AM (#425088) Journal

    I shared in August after taking the family on an 8,500 mile roadtrip around America (we didn't go through the deep South, but went everywhere else) that we saw Trump signs everywhere, more than we could count, and not a single sign for Hillary, even in the heart of the bluest of the blue (Madison, WI, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, San Francisco, CA, etc). It was clear there was a huge enthusiasm gap.

    Toward the end, though, I wasn't sure that would be enough to overcome the weight of the entire Establishment working in concert against him.

    Washington DC delenda est.
    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by mechanicjay on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:01PM

      by mechanicjay (7) <> on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:01PM (#425188) Homepage Journal

      This is true. I live in Seattle. During primary season I saw MAYBE 1 Hillary Sign for every 10+ Bernie signs. Considering the state when like 70% Bernie during the caucus this was not surprising. Even after the primary though, those Bernie signs were never replaced with Hillary signs. By this past weekend, honestly you were just as likely to see a Johnson or a Stein yard sign as you were a Hillary sign.

      My VMS box beat up your Windows box.