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]
Does this mean we might FINALLY be rid of the Clintons?
Are we at the point where once Trump is in office, they go to Bill and Hillary with the van load of evidence against the Clinton Foundation and the RICO corruption and say "Look, for the good of the country, we aren't going to prosecute you, your daughter, or her husband, as long as you just fade into the sunset."?
Just to make them disappear forever.
Much as it would be nice to never hear from them again ... for the good of the country it would be better to see some jail time and/or asset forfeiture with regard to the Clinton Foundation given the information released in the Wkileaks e-mail dumps.
If high-level politicians are always 'given a free pass' then there is no realistic expectation that these people will keep to any sort of ethical standard.
I agree. The Clintons need to go to jail, period. The Clinton Foundation needs to be broken up, the partners to their crooked deals (they always have partners in their deals) should be rolled up, and their assets should be seized. There's a pile of booty in the basement of the Clinton Presidential Library that could be auctioned off, with the proceeds to go to the victims of their crimes. (I'm calling dibs on the portrait of Bill and Hillary with Down's, though; it's an amazing work.)
I see and agree , at least in part, with your point. The only counterpoint I can make is that with her having just lost the election, and some of the comments that Trump made in the debates ("You'd be in jail."), it may very much look like the persecution of political rivals, and regardless of how true or not that is, it might lead to mass protests, and major issues.
The Clintons might be too big to be jailed.... but if they are, stick their asses in gen pop, so that they can feel the ass raping that we have all been getting for years.
If Joe Biden had been the nominee, by now he'd look every bit as tarnished as HRC (or John Kerry in 2004, Obama in 2008, etc). And Joe knows it.
make them disappear forever
Is it chilly in here or is it just me?
Two in the back of the head is now considered a suicide if related to the Clintons... hadn't you heard?