Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

Breaking News
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]

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by mechanicjay on Thursday November 10 2016, @05:17PM

    by mechanicjay (7) <reversethis-{gro ... a} {yajcinahcem}> 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.

    My VMS box beat up your Windows box.
    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (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.