It's official: Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election. Slashdot reader Xenographic
writes: Google's map of results is now calling the race for Donald J. Trump. This is something that Nate Silver jokingly predicted back on May 10th when he wrote "Reminder: Cubs will win the World Series and, in exchange, President Trump will be elected 8 days later." The House and Senate are also under Republican control. In other news, the Canadian immigration site has crashed under heavy load.
This is how The New York Times, America's top newspaper reported the news
:The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr. Trump's unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold. The triumph for Mr. Trump, 70, a real estate developer-turned-reality television star with no government experience, was a powerful rejection of the establishment forces that had assembled against him, from the world of business to government, and the consensus they had forged on everything from trade to immigration. The results amounted to a repudiation, not only of Mrs. Clinton, but of President Obama, whose legacy is suddenly imperiled. And it was a decisive demonstration of power by a largely overlooked coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters who felt that the promise of the United States had slipped their grasp amid decades of globalization and multiculturalism. Update
: The New Yorker's
Editor-in-Chief David Remnick, described the Election outcome as "an American tragedy.
" The New York Times
columnist Paul Krugman said, "Trump will bring global recession.
has an article on how the media worldwide has described Trump's victory
. The Guardian
captured the thoughts of world leaders on the matter
. Hillary Clinton addressed the nation this morning and told her supporters that they all should keep an open mind and give Trump the chance to lead
. Editor's note: this story has been updated with more details, and also moved to the top of the front page because of its importance.