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]
I grew up in a small town in the Rockies just south of the Canadian border. We used to slow down slightly to wave at the border agents as we crossed over several times a year. Calgarians would come down to ski at our hill by the thousands. Fast forward thirty years to last summer when we crossed southern Ontario on the way back from Detroit. From Checkpoint Charlie in Windsor to Point Pelee on Lake Eerie to Hamilton to Checkpoint Charlie at Niagara, 90% of the people we encountered were recent immigrants. There were very few native Canadians in evidence. Security at the border was nutsy. People were still friendlier than America, so thank goodness that's still true, but Canada today, at least the most populous swath of the most populous province, is a much different country from the one I knew as a kid. That's not a good thing.