Wednesday, November 09, 2016

This momentous election, like a fire bell in the night

The day after the 2016 Presidential Election.
Donald Trump won. Hillary Clinton lost. The Clinton campaign has conceded.

To quote Winston Churchill:
Now is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Results aren't official yet but it's a good time to remember that states elect presidents, not individuals. The winner-take-all to electoral votes in 48 of 50 states means someone can win the popular vote and lose the electoral college votes.

And so I present the current numbers:

You will note that Hillary Clinton has 170,513 more votes than Donald Trump - but 58 fewer electoral votes.
*41 electoral votes still to be apportioned.

International headlines from Election Day, 8 November 2016:

Hillary and Trump fight to the end
The world holds it breath while the US votes
Today's headlines:
Since he did, Fortune will have to update that headline

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