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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 Kilo110 on Friday November 11 2016, @02:45PM

    by Kilo110 (2853) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 11 2016, @02:45PM (#425677)

    He never specified any monarchy, modern or otherwise. Just the broad abstract concept of a monarchy. The modern part was your addition.

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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday November 11 2016, @06:47PM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 11 2016, @06:47PM (#425762) Journal

    He can't just go off half-cocked, and start doing whatever the hell he wants.

    Now, if Trump really had free reign, like in a monarchy, then we would indeed have reason to fear Trump.

    Er, yes he did. And what is more he was quite wrong in how he believes that a monarch (conceptual or otherwise) can behave. I merely corrected his mistake.

    Whackos are afraid he'll nuke Mexico?

    There is only one monarch that I can think of that heads a country with nuclear weapons. So, by association, he is implying that the UK monarch has the power to control nuclear weapons - which she doesn't. Certainly no historical monarch (again conceptual or otherwise) ever had that capability either.

    Now, if Trump really had free reign, like in a monarchy

    So we are talking about Trump - who I seem to recall was elected quite recently. I would certainly term that a modern event. So he is being compared to a 'modern' monarchy. Monarchs haven't had the sort of power that he is claiming they have for over a hundred years - certainly Queen Victoria had handed over much of whatever 'power' she had to Parliament during the early part of her reign. Chancellors, sheiks and dictators might have had it but, with the exception of perhaps Russia, they haven't had nuclear weapons to play with.

    It's not difficult to work out what was meant, but if that was not what he meant to say then perhaps he should have expressed himself differently.

    I am not interested in knowing who people are or where they live. My interest starts and stops at our servers.