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]
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0thXKGRYeA, [youtube.com] a hand-typed excerpt related to the U.S. election. Quoting President Putin (via translator):
A few hours ago, presidential elections have finished in the United States of America.We have been following this campaign with attention and I'd like to congratulate the American people with the end of the electoral cycle.And I'd also like to congratulate Mr. Donald Trump with his victory in these elections.We have heard his electoral slogans when he was still a candidate of the [unclear] and he spoke about resuming and restoring relations between Russia and the United States.We understand that the way to that would be difficult if taken into the account the current state of degradation of relations between the U.S. and Russia and as I have repeatedly said that it's not our fault that the Russian and American relations are in that poor state but Russia is ready and wants to restore the full fledged relation with the United States.I repeat, we understand that this will be a difficult way but we are ready to play our part in it and do everything to return the Russian/American relations to the stable and sustainable development track.This would serve the well-being of both Russian and American peoples and would have a positive impact on the general climate in the global affairs taking into account the special responsibility of Russia and the U.S. to sustain the global stability and security.
Yeah, Putin thinks that he's running the other superpower, but that train left when the USSR fell apart.
Have a look at http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp [globalfirepower.com]
Interesting. Now check this sub-listing for military aircraft,
http://www.globalfirepower.com/aircraft-total.asp [globalfirepower.com]USA more than triples 2nd place Russia.
On the other hand, http://www.globalfirepower.com/armor-tanks-total.asp [globalfirepower.com]Russia has nearly 2x the tanks compared to either China or USA (3rd rank).
Or the basis for all the troop numbers, total population -- China, India, then USA 3rd. Russia 9th, less than half the US,