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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 JoeMerchant on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:12PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Thursday November 10 2016, @01:12PM (#425102)

    From the nepotism standpoint, I'm glad that Clinton didn't win. I'm also surprised that the DNC would even try to field a candidate from a "dysfunctional marriage" - that would have been unthinkable in the 1970s - though Trump's "family values" should put a cork in whatever that faction of right wing politics calls itself these days.

    I'm less disappointed in the US people for electing Trump than I was when they elected W (Bush Jr., Son of Spook) and especially less disappointed than when they re-elected him as he led the long war on sand, and sand people.

    Hillary talked Left and walked to the Right, time will tell how far to the Left of his talk Mr. T walks. If T starts walking to the Right of his talk, here comes WWIII.

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  • (Score: 2) by mechanicjay on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:17PM

    by mechanicjay (7) <> on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:17PM (#425196) Homepage Journal

    ...especially less disappointed than when they re-elected him as he led the long war...

    I actually came to this very same conclusion last night while analysing the whole situation with my wife. There is a lot of fear around Trump because he's a complete X factor -- chaos injected into the system. I felt much much better about it when I thought back and remembered the despair at W's re-election because there was no X factor -- we knew exactly that it meant 4 more years of unjustified war and unconscionable deficits.

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    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Friday November 11 2016, @01:36PM

      by VLM (445) on Friday November 11 2016, @01:36PM (#425663)

      because he's a complete X factor

      As a politician, sure. But it helps that he's been in the public eye continuously since the 80s, at least some small weird fraction of the population watched his reality TV shows for hundreds of hours.

      It would be like if my mom ran for prez. I think I know mom pretty well, so I'd be chill with her in general, but she's a complete political unknown.

      Palin, now there was an X factor. Its a big leap in public awareness to go from attending PTA meetings to Veep in like two years.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday November 11 2016, @02:01AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 11 2016, @02:01AM (#425523) Journal

    "the long war on sand, and sand people."

    Heh - that fit right in with GP post - nicely done!

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