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]
Thats how the system works to keep anyone from using a nuke, because everyone dies if somebody decides to be that stupid.
The operative assumption of course is that there is no one that stupid. Perhaps you hadn't heard but during a national security briefing Trump asked no less than three times why he couldn't just use nukes. He has also suggested that we bow out of our security agreements with South Korea and Japan and they should just defend themselves from North Korea with nukes instead. Given his extreme stupidity, our future is looking much more bleak. Say a prayer tonight; it may be about the only thing standing between us and Armageddon.
Seriously? Did we hear the responses to his 3 questions? Do you think only asking once would be too many? Is fully understanding the Security Advisors take on the "End of Days" option really the most horrible thing or is it the only responsible thing?
Here's a hypothetical:
Q: What about Nukes?
A: Well, we can't really use them.
Q: Okay, why not?
A: Well, because of the retaliation.
Q: Okay, so when would they be a valid option?
3 times. Of course it's not hard to have the next question be, "They why are we spending Billions on these things?" or something similar.