Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Election Night Open Thread.Election Night Open Thread. (Alternate title, "Oh please let the country still be here tomorrow!")

So I decided to open this up a little earlier than my previous open threads because some of the polls have already closed and a whole lot more of them will be closing pretty soon so we might actually have a fair idea as to how this is going early tonight.


This thing could go into the wee hours of the night and into the morning and we could all end up going to sleep with our heart rate through the roof and our fists full of our own hair.

Hopefully that last possibility will not be the case.

So far as of this post Trump has won Indiana with 11 electoral votes, and Kentucky with 8, giving him 19 so far tonight.

Hillary has won Vermont which has 3 electoral votes.

According to most pollsters this should be Hillary's night, and the Princeton Election Consortium is even more optimistic with a projection of 323 electoral votes for Clinton, and a 51 seat majority in the Senate, while a Daily Kos statistician predicts 347 electoral votes for Hillary Clinton tonight.

I want to believe.

I actually went out this morning and purchased enough wine to put myself into an alcoholic stupor if things start to go badly for our side. But unfortunately I have work tomorrow so my stupor has an expiration date.

I will post results as they come in and update the blog as new information becomes available.

As always my Twitter account can be found here though I make no promises that it will make a whole lot of sense as the night wears on.

Update: So West Virginia's 5 electoral votes have been added to Trump's total, giving him 24 so far tonight.

Update 2: South Carolina for Trump, 9 electoral votes. He now has 33 altogether.

Update 3: Trump adds Tennessee 11, Alabama 9, Oklahoma 7, and Mississippi 6, to his numbers for a total of 66 electoral votes so far.

However Hillary just added Illinois 20, New Jersey 14, Massachusetts 11, Maryland 10, Connecticut 7, Rhode Island 4, Delaware 3, and the District of Columbia 3, for a new total of 75 electoral votes.

Feel better?

Update 4: Currently MSNBC has the race 137 for Trump and 104 for Hillary.

While Google is showing 123 for Trump and 97 for Clinton.

Definitely a nail biter tonight.

Update 5: Everybody is feeling it.
Certainly NOT the night I was anticipating.

Update 6: IF Trump were actually to win tonight, and I cannot believe I am saying that out loud, we will have allowed Wikileaks, Russia, and the FBI undermine our democracy.

And if I believed in Hell, I would expect there to be a seat saved for James Comey.

Update 7: The Dow just plunged 500 points.

If Trump were to win I bet it would crash altogether.

Update 8: Trump just picked up Montana's 3 electoral votes.

Now 104 for Clinton and 140 for Trump.

Update 9: New Mexico's 5 electoral votes just went to Hillary giving her 109.

Update 10: Missouri to Trump, giving him 150.

Update 11: Ohio goes to Trump. Now has 168.

Update 12: Virginia's 13 electoral votes just went to Clinton.  This is a very important win for Hillary.

Now stands at Trump with 168 and Clinton with 122.

Update 13: Clinton now 131 to Trump's 168.

Update 14: MSNBC has Clinton with 209 and Trump with 187, and HuffPo has it with Clinton at 197 and Trump with 201.

No matter which one is correct the map is looking for difficult for Hillary at this point.

Update 15: Okay according to HuffPo Trump now has 216 to Hillary's 197.

MSNBC has not updated since that last one.

Others have Trump with even more.

Update 16: MSNBC just updated with Trump winning Florida and other smaller states.

Right now they have Hillary at 209 still and Trump with 228.

Update 17: Okay folks I am going to call it.

Trump is going to be our next President.

I keep looking at the numbers, and the states that are left, and I simply cannot honestly conceive of a way for Hillary to pull this out.

Which means that tomorrow we will wake up to a Republican in the White House, backed up by a Republican Senate and a Republican Congress.

I want more than I can possibly tell you to be wrong about this, but I just don't see how I could be.

Good bye Obamacare, good bye job growth, good bye our reputation around the world, and good bye progress.

I feel so badly for President Obama right now. This must be killing him.


  1. Anonymous3:37 PM


  2. Sarah is begging people in the western states to vote. Doesn't she realize CA, WA, and OR are usually blue?

    1. Anonymous4:06 PM

      and so were Todd's balls, when he had them... :-)

    2. Anonymous4:24 PM

      Good one, 4:06 PM!

      I''m in Portland, bluest city of the blue in this state, and not one Trump or Clinton ad all election season on local channels. She is too damned dumb to know that the west coast goes blue. Gawd, that harpy, and she birthed more. UGH.

  3. Anonymous3:49 PM

    GOP Pollster Frank Luntz Says Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Firmly In Clinton Column

    The numbers I'm getting now suggest a nationwide turnout that strongly favors Hillary.

    And if Hillary does well, so will down-ballot Dems.


    1. Not looking good for Democrat control of Senate. Its close but edge is for GOP. Oklahoma GOP win hurts.

    2. Anonymous6:40 PM

      Then he's not looking at the returns.

      Michigan and Wisconsin both have Trump at 49% and Clinton at 46%.

      If she loses either she has to win...Arizona. You shitting me? She's not going to win Arizona.

      Trump is leading in North Carolina with 75% of the votes counted.

      Florida is Trump 49% and Clinton 48% with 99% of the votes counted. If it goes Trump it's all over.

      We are all screwed.

  4. Anonymous3:54 PM

    We knew he'd get these states, but seeing it--seeing him have even 1 electoral vote and being in this race at all--is sickening!

    1. Anonymous4:04 PM

      Why. Hillary is evil as Dick

    2. Anonymous4:05 PM

      It reminds me of when Mittens was winning early on.

    3. Anonymous4:12 PM

      EXACTLY, 3:54!

  5. Anonymous3:59 PM

    So glad Clinton took back the lead in Florida. I'm trying to hold out till 9 to start doing shots. I almost had to start early.

    1. Anonymous7:07 PM

      She lost Florida.

      She's also losing New Hampshire, North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin.

  6. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Cheapo “I have lots of money” Trump couldn’t even spring for the booze and I have feeling they might need it by the end of the night.

    What will Sarah jump out of if they denied the cake access?
    Donald Trump cake denied access to Donald Trump’s party

    ....Cake shaped like candidate’s head denied by security, but cash bar means washing it down would have been expensive anyway.....


    1. Anonymous4:37 PM

      Someone should have made a giant dildo shaped cake for Trump.

  7. Anonymous4:01 PM

    OMG - surely there are enough people in this country that did not fall for Trump's BS and voted...

    1. Anonymous4:44 PM

      Unfortunately, yes there are.

  8. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Ummmm, the trumple littles in the backwards state I currently reside in were all predicting our President Obama would declare martial (generally spelled Marshal) law and there would BE no election. They sound upset right now.

  9. Anonymous4:03 PM

    24 electoral trump, only 3 clinton
    *breathe, just breathe*
    this can't be happening ! still early

  10. Anonymous4:03 PM

    CBS reported 50% white women voting for Trump, who in the hell are they polling?

    1. Anonymous4:46 PM

      How do they know? Exit polls?

  11. Anonymous4:04 PM

    We are fucked either way. I've alone drunk two bottles of Prosecco. And it feels goooood.

  12. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Not getting worked up. Typically red states will go red. Every confidence Hillary will prevail!

  13. Tammy Duck worth beat out Mark Kirk for IL Senate seat.

    1. Anonymous5:05 PM


  14. Anonymous4:10 PM

    It doesn’t even look like him, no orange frosting!!

  15. Anonymous4:11 PM

    According to google election results, Hillary Clinton now has 44, and tRump has 31.
    Also, there is now a Senator Tammy Duckworth! YIPPIEE!

  16. Anonymous4:15 PM

    UGH! tRump just got 9more from SC. So, right now, 40 for Hillary, 35 for the pedophile sexual predator.

  17. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Arghhh! Rubio, Portman and Rand Paul have won reelection! Can I borrow anyone's alcohol????!!!

  18. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Trump was ahead when I fell asleep. I woke up Hillary is in the lead. I think I better go back to sleep.

  19. Anonymous4:19 PM

    The Florida results are killing me!

  20. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Do we know who will be at the Hilton victory party? The dump trucks are surrounding the tower and will follow mr trump to the Hilton.

    1. Anonymous6:22 PM

      Who? No I don't know, but they will all be deplorable for tRump's losing party.

  21. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Somebody made a good point. We used to vote without knowing what the candidates look like.
    I think voting should be held in bars. Turnout would be higher

  22. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Fuck! It looks like the Dems are going to be one vote short of controlling the Senate. New Hampshire is going red.

    Just FUCK!

    1. Anonymous4:58 PM

      Remind those you know who bitch, "what's wrong with this country?" IS a red-controlled legislative branch. They keep voting for it!

  23. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Florida YOU'RE KILLING ME!!!

  24. Anonymous4:33 PM

    I am so embarrassed to be from and live in Indiana.

  25. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Clinton leading in Ohio and MI.

  26. Anonymous4:49 PM

    I'm gonna need a Valium if Trump continues to do as well as he has. What is wrong with these people voting for him?

    1. Anonymous4:57 PM

      OMG, I need a v right now. Trump is going to win FLA, looks like--such a bummer, but at least OH is still okay for Hill. But man, now MI is looking good for Trump and Hill's worried. And what about VA, Kaine's own state???!!! Kornacki on MSNBC said it's always a nail biter b/c of waiting for the northern counties, but I can't believe things aren't closer in VA.

      I hate how the South is so red now that Arkansas doesn't even give a rat's ass that the Clintons have a history there. Nothing matters anymore in terms of connections and what Dems have done for them. So much of the south has gone backwards and is happy to be redneck GOP and I bet they are ready to start raising their Confederate flags again.

    2. Anonymous5:23 PM

      Trump is not going to win MI, only 1% of the vote in Wayne county is in.

      Hillary can still win FL, heavy democratic area still not counted.

      Still it is incredible he is winning as much as he is. Thanks FBI.

  27. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Personally I am appalled by the number of people who have voted for Trump.

    1. Anonymous4:59 PM

      Agree. If Trump "Pussy Grabber" wins, women will be second class citizens! Very stressful watching the returns.

  28. Anonymous4:52 PM


    1. Anonymous5:36 PM

      Fuck him every way to Friday.

  29. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Thanks for update #3, Gryphen. Yes, feeling A BIT better (but still very much upset that he gets even ONE vote!)

  30. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Just have to say FUCK MCCAIN.

  31. Anonymous5:18 PM

    I am getting sick to my stomach.

  32. Anonymous5:21 PM

    How could this happen??? HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN!!! When people lose their health insurance, food prices skyrocket, worker and food & drug and environmental and discrimination protections are eliminated, dissenters are sued or jailed or killed...who are these idiots going to blame???

    1. Anonymous5:43 PM

      Look at Aldambama as Mississippi.

      Fucked as hell and red as hell.

  33. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Just the fact that states go red in this election makes me livid. Trump is a complete buffoon. But, thankfully for the GOP, people are JUST PLAIN FUCKING STUPID. And under/mis- informed.

    That's what the system relies upon. Derptastic voters. I firmly believe that voting should be a PRIVELEDGE, not a right. There is a difference. Just like a driver's license. Pass a test, corky.

    Just a simple civics question like, "What are the 3 branches of government." I'm sure everyone here at IM knows that. But the average "sound byte," voter has no clue.

    Weed out the morons. Seriously. I've met soooo many truly stupid people that should NEVER have the priveledge to vote.

    Btw, my opinion applies to our ENTIRE political spectrum. Not just the (currently tragically diseased) right wing, whatever's left of that. But mostlly to the right. For obvious reasons.

    And, if you voted for the trump: READ. READ. Facts are not eviL,

    1. Anonymous6:09 PM

      Does Trump know he is a born again Christian? I don't to church but my mother in law does and she just said he is. I did not ask her how she knew. I am not stupid!

  34. Anonymous5:25 PM

    WTF???!!! McShame survives? And Rubio and Paul Ryan?
    Looks like both House and Senat are going to stay red???!!!

  35. Anonymous5:29 PM

    I give up now they have Trump winning in OH and NC on google, on ABC he is losing.

    What is going on?

  36. Anonymous5:30 PM

    She's currently losing Michigan, Florida and Ohio. This is bad. I hate the majority of the people in this country. Absolutely Hate Them.

  37. Anonymous5:30 PM

    I kept emailing Hillary's campaign about campaigning down south in Ohio and having Michelle go there, but I guess they didn't think they needed that. The results are showing a number of counties that Romney won by a little going to Trump by a lot. Don't know if northern OH can make this a blue win.

    1. Anonymous8:03 PM

      You mean they didn't listen to an anonymous blog poster. Get over yourself.

  38. Anonymous5:31 PM

    Way I see this, it shows that there are still so many people who can't handle a woman as president.

    1. Anonymous5:55 PM

      That's it. I know a woman - a WOMAN - who insisted she hated Clinton because she didn't divorce Bill. That somehow made her the worst mother in the world. After reasoning with her for a very long time, she finally admitted her real reason: "A woman can't be President. We're too moody." The dude who starts twitter wars at 3AM and has had to be coddled by his handlers is less moody than Clinton???

  39. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Between channel surfing and web surfing I can offer you up to a dozen different EV running scores for Hillary Clinton. It's like everyone has their own agenda- I'm shocked, shocked.

    More snacks, more chocolate, more champagne, more Jameson and more Bailey's will help me to not believe any of them. I'll believe my own eyes, this is not our first rodeo.

  40. Anonymous5:33 PM

    This could be big!

    Detroit Free Press calls Michigan for CLINTON!


  41. Anonymous5:34 PM

    If I wakeup will this nightmare be over and Hillary Clinton will be our new president?

  42. Anonymous5:34 PM

    Trump/Pence are in the "WAR ROOM".

  43. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Banana Republic of America

  44. Anonymous5:36 PM

    This is what happens when the media won't do its DAMNED JOB. He shouldn't have made it past the primaries. We are FUCKED.

    1. Anonymous5:49 PM

      Got that right. Journalism died. Ratings are the only things that matter. Faux proved that. What sheep most of us have become. Sad to think that stupidity mostly rules too many days.

      Oh, and fuck Mitch McConnell.


  45. Anonymous5:40 PM

    You're surprised by this because you've been hiding in an echo chamber since the convention.

    1. Anonymous5:47 PM

      May you get EXACTLY what you wanted.

    2. Anonymous5:55 PM

      No, the surprise comes from examining Trump. Nobody needed to do a lot of research to see for themselves that he is completely unfit for the job. He showed it every time he spoke.

      It is unsettling to see that the smear campaign against Hillary and what appears to be misogynist sentiment were stronger than the fear of the obvious danger of a potential "president Trump" in the minds of so many.

    3. Anonymous5:56 PM

      Facts not in evidence. I voted for Clinton. The point is anyone who was paying attention and lives outside a large urban area should have seen this a mile away. Trump is crushing it in rural counties where people are frustrated and discontented.

    4. Anonymous5:56 PM

      5:47, I concur.

    5. Anonymous6:08 PM

      The people who voted for Trump are the type who will never admit they're wrong, even as the world burns around them.

    6. Anonymous6:36 PM


      Those people are discontented, I agree, but Trump can't fix what's wrong with their lives, but oh well, they'll have 4 years to try to figure out why their lives didn't change under Trump.

      Just as some liberals thought that Obama would be a panacea for all of our ails, he wasn't, no one can be everything to everyone and fix everything that's wrong.

    7. Anonymous6:59 PM

      @6:36 Trump can do whatever he wants if he wins with the house and senate are red.

  46. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Belize is looking good to me if the giant asshole wins. I refuse to have to live with a fascist for president.

    1. Anonymous7:25 PM

      I told my wife we should move to Belize a few years ago. She just said Belize is looking pretty good right now.

  47. Anonymous5:47 PM



  48. Anonymous5:50 PM

    By morning if Russian combat troops starts parachuting into America, let them start with Florida.

  49. Anonymous5:51 PM

    538! A few minutes ago!

    "In VA, Clinton is down by 5,000 votes with 14% of precincts left. Clinton still has a good chance of winning VA."


    1. Anonymous6:02 PM

      I sure hope so. The wait was on heavily populated northern parts of VA, Kornacki said a while back, but I sure never expected VA to ever be a risk and possibly be like TN was for Gore.

    2. Anonymous6:04 PM

      I just returned from walking to my poll to vote. As glad as I was to vote for Hillary, I was depressed going and coming back. I cannot believe Drumpf is even in this.

  50. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Right now the GOP politicians who crossed Donald Trump are worried.

  51. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Trump who is paying for your wall?

  52. I felt so stressed I typed in the twitter search the word "stress". I swear 80% of America is stress eating right now over the election and there are many funny gifs! I had to turn to the weather channel now for a while where their info says "Escape The Election". I'll be checking back in about an hour while I have a few shots of pecan whiskey.

    1. It's been 1/2 hour since I checked the tv elections...I'm distracting myself and the only thing I'm checking right now is this blog. In the meantime this pecan whiskey is so goodd I'm planning on offering my guests after thanksgiving dinner Pecan Irish Coffee drinks:

      1.5 oz Pecan Whiskey
      1 tsp brown sugar
      6 oz hot coffee
      top with whipped cream

  53. Oh and my biggest stress right now is the senate!!

  54. Anonymous5:57 PM

    The big story next week is they can prove Russia hacked our election.

  55. Anonymous5:58 PM

    So much for the idea that a Trump defeat would be devastating and relegate his supporters to the trash bin.

    1. Anonymous6:14 PM

      It ain't over yet! If Trump wins, the stock market will crash. Let's see how the Republicans handle that.

    2. Anonymous6:31 PM

      6:14 PM - you can BET on it.

    3. Anonymous6:33 PM

      Trump supporters had no idea what they were voting for, but still America will remain strong regardless, we've been through worse, and at least he's coming on the heels of a very strong POTUS who left the country in good shape.

      Our first "reality show" POTUS should be a hoot, and really, as Trump himself said this was the last chance for the white majority ever again to make their voice heard and I think many took that seriously.

      In 4 years there will no longer be a white majority in America so 2020 will be a different ball game.

    4. abbafan6:42 PM

      6:14 - it's already starting! Dow futures are down 600 points, gold has jumped $50.00 an ounce, to $1,315.50 U.S., and the Mexican peso has fallen 7&!

      The Canadian dollar has fallen as well. American voters will regret the mistake that they made with that bozo. Everything that working people have fought for, will all disappear!

    5. Anonymous6:56 PM

      tRump will be impeached the day he gets in power. Then the ReThugs have Pence as their president, which they waned all along, and then they can select another Xtian Taliban as VP.

    6. Anonymous7:32 PM

      @ 6:33 I disagree, we have not been through worse in the last 240 yrs.

  56. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Hey Gryphen, still wishing Hillary had picked Elizabeth Warren? It doesn't look like this godforsaken country can handle even one woman, the most qualified candidate ever.

    1. Anonymous6:12 PM

      That's what I was saying before. I think when it comes to voting for a woman, all the jerks just can't bring themselves to do it. Hillary could be up against a male's excrement, and those guys honestly would vote for the poop.

    2. Anonymous6:57 PM

      Correction, 6:12: Hillary IS up against male excrement!

    3. Anonymous7:17 PM

      Nope, I'm wishing she had picked Castro.

  57. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Hillary Clinton WINNER
    Democratic Party

    Donald Trump
    Republican Party

    America, Donald Trump can't even win the state he lives in.

    New York knows him best and they gave him the big finger.

    What's going on America?

  58. Anonymous6:08 PM

    I just looked at Huffington Post's map and couldn't see how Hillary would reach 270. I cannot believe this is happening.

  59. Anonymous6:08 PM


    It's playing out just like Michael Moore warned. Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin are going to Trump.

    McCain won. It's looking like he'll get to make good on his promise to block any Supreme Court nominees until a Republican is in the Oval Office.

    I went through this in 2000, when I thought no way could that idiot win. And again in 2004 when I couldn't believe tat doofus was reelected.

    And now it's happening again.

    Michael Moore laid out clearly what the appeal of Trump was in these states and the Democrats didn't really do anything to counter that.

    Just FUCK.

    Oh, and we'll have a Republican senate too. Thanks to New Hampshire which has shafted us twice.

    What the fuck am I going to do? Leave the country? I may have to.

    1. Anonymous6:25 PM

      2000 and 2004 were hell. I couldn't believe W won a second time. It was clear then that half this country is stupid and unevolved. And they are happy being that way. Now, the stupid is combined with more evil than back then. The lack of morals and forward thinking and the insistence that evolution is fake and women are second-class citizens is sickening.

    2. Anonymous7:18 PM

      Spot on, 6:25.

  60. Anonymous6:16 PM

    OMG, what in the hell is happening? are we being punked or did the russians rig the election?

    We can kiss the Supreme Court good bye, ladies get your burkas ready.

    1. Anonymous7:25 PM

      Amen to that..Pence will have the bench full of Scalias..bye bye contraception and abortion rights.

  61. Anonymous6:26 PM

    What has happened to my country? I don't understand these people who are voting for trump. Say goodbye your investments

    1. Anonymous7:01 PM

      Say goodbye to a lot of things. Health insurance, social services, legal weed....I feel like we'll be living in the days of the Puritans, with Pence ruling us from the Bible. Fill up the prisons, say good bye to legal abortion and possibly birth control. Jesus.

  62. Anonymous6:28 PM

    This election is NOT RIGGED

  63. Anonymous6:28 PM

    All of the other pollsters and pundits said Nate Silver was full of shit.

    He now has a 55% chance that Trump will win.

    Trump just won Ohio.

    Even if Clinton wins, she'll have to deal with a Republicans Congress.

    Just FUCK!

    I had no idea my fellow Americans were this fucking STUPID!

  64. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Another Palin endorsed candidate bites the dust. Darryl Glenn loses.

    1. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Hollow victory, if Trump wins.

  65. I'm sick. Nate Silver gives Trump a 55% chance of winning.

  66. Anonymous6:32 PM

    Bernie could have beat him.

    1. No, he couldn't.

      You are not paying attention to what is happening here, and why it is happening.

      Trump supporters are coming out because they are rural voters who feel they have been left behind.

      All it would take to have them turn away from Sanders is to constantly label him a socialist.

    2. Anonymous6:38 PM

      I disagree. Many didn't vote FOR Trump, they just voted against Clinton. Those voters would have supported Bernie.

    3. Anonymous7:13 PM

      This is the result of the Clinton supporters underestimating how much people really, really, really, really dislike being mistreated by them. Had they been smart like and embraced Bernie supporters early on, they would not be getting their asses handed to them. That sense of entitlement, as many predicted, is wiping that smugness off their faces and leaving the entire world sick to their stomachs for their ridiculous ability to undervalue the opinion of others and, once again, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

      Clinton supporters have earned exactly what they have sewn!


    4. Anonymous7:16 PM

      Bernie couldn't even win a primary.

    5. Anonymous7:24 PM

      Not necessarily. Not when the GOP got through convincing them he was a communist spy (never mind that Trump employs Spies as staff.) The real villain here is the press, which never even got tax =returns from the thug., let alone any straight answers. I due It's pathetic. America is gone.ss the GOP has proven that you don;t need any ideas, just tell them what they want to hear.

    6. Anonymous7:33 PM

      Well said, 7:13.

    7. Anonymous7:34 PM

      Oh the hubris.

      You still refuse to accept that how intense the dislike is for Hillary across a huge swath of US, democrats too.

      That is what is combined with the disenfranchised voters, who are not just 'rural'. They definitely see Hillary as a continuation of disenfranchisement that was started by Obama.

      It is completely possible and probable that these voters could have votted for Bernie, because at least he spoke to them, socialist policies or not.

      It is as clear as day if you don't cloud your head in Hillary and DNC echo chambers.

      And BTW - A LOT more people are seriously pissed off about immigration than anyone wants to acknowledge.

      PS Obamacare (ie, disaster).

      It is still too close, but Hillary can still eake this out. But so can Trump.

    8. Anonymous7:35 PM

      I heard an earful today from someone that Sanders and Clinton are socialists who want to give everything away for free. She added you can't tell which one lies more, Trump or Clinton. I am shocked
      When people are clueless after all of these months that Trump lies like hell.

  67. Anonymous6:33 PM

    fivethirtyeight now predicts a Trump win.

    1. Anonymous7:09 PM

      Well isn't that special, I could do that by myself.

      What an idiot.

  68. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Overnight markets are tanking. The economic collapse is starting just at the fear of a Trump win. Once he does, there will be no stopping it.

    Did we learn nothing from the British and their fucking Brexit debacle?

    There is no do-over here. There will be no taking your vote back and fixing it.

    The House and Senate will remain Republican. If Trump wins, they will take back everything they can. Rowe v Wade. Obamacare. Everything.

    The rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer.

    Nothing will be done about Climate change. Our natural resources will be stripped and sold. Everything will be privatized. If you want to drive over a bridge or travel on a freeway, you'll pay toll after toll.

    1. Anonymous6:54 PM

      And I'd love to know who didn't come out to vote. There are more Dems than Repubs. It was said, too, that the minority registration and early voting, aside from black, was way up. I did hear early today that there was a last-minute black surge. Maybe city and suburban Dem whites have sat home. And maybe a good # of white Dems were just too conservative to vote for a woman. My dad used to be one of them but isn't one now, but where I originally come from there are lots of guys, and women too, who still think a man should be pres.

    2. Anonymous7:16 PM

      Construction across the US will stop with tRump as President. Get ready for a major depression( not just a recession).

    3. Anonymous7:20 PM

      We'll never really know what it was.

      But one thing we do know.

      She was doing just fine until COMEY released his first LETTER.

      Perhaps that t-shirt should be changed to "rope. tree. Comey."

    4. Anonymous7:22 PM

      Oh please. There have been more voters, many more, all across the nation. This is about the idiocy of GOP voters who bought every lie fed to them by Trump, Comey, the media...good luck America-Trump will now feel free to take everything he can get from all of us.

  69. Anonymous6:37 PM

    The Underground Railroad provided hiding places, food, and often transportation for the fugitives who were trying to escape slavery. Along the way, people also provided directions for the safest way to get further north on the dangerous journey to freedom.

    As we speak the Underground Railroad has snuck Hillary Clinton out the back door of the hotel she's staying at.

    “Hillary Clinton has to go to jail. She has to go to jail. She’s guilty as hell.”
    -Donald Trump

    1. Anonymous7:15 PM

      ??? Hillary has not broken the law and will never go to jail. But Donald might next time he sexually assaults someone.

  70. Anonymous6:37 PM

    I got back from voting (in CA) just after 7 and saw that at 6:36 there was an email from Pres Obama asking for volunteers to call and get people to the polls. Only reason this makes sense to me is because Clinton's campaign believed at that time that we out west would see the results out east and not bother voting. So, basically that says they are prepared for a loss.

  71. WA Skeptic6:40 PM

    I remember feeling this disbelief when that fucker Reagan won.

    Oh, my poor country.

  72. Anonymous6:40 PM

    NY Times is predicting that Trump has an 87% chance of winning.

    1. Anonymous7:01 PM

      Can't believe that yesterday it was 98% and even 99% chance that Clinton would win.

  73. Anonymous6:41 PM

    I wonder if all the people who got on my case when I complained that Michelle Obama was nowhere to be seen on the campaign trail between that Thursday when she campaigned with Hillary and last night--so, for ten days the person everyone said was the Dems' best campaigner and "secret weapon" was invisible--still think I'm an idiot and a troll.

    1. Anonymous6:58 PM

      And during those 9 days the FBI republican turd shill Comey took a big fat shit in the middle of the election and costs Hillary votes!

    2. Anonymous7:08 PM

      Yep, he sure did.


    3. Anonymous7:11 PM


    4. Anonymous7:13 PM

      Don't worry.

      They'll continue to blame Bernie for not doing enough.

      "If only he had stepped aside and conceded sooner, she would have WON!"

  74. Anonymous6:43 PM

    The Down Jones is dropping because of this election.

    Trump: Who cares? I'm a multi billionaire. That's the best time to buy.

  75. Anonymous6:48 PM

    All three branches of government to be Republican. Unbelievable, that in 2016, way past the start of the new millennium, we are still going backwards.

    1. Anonymous7:06 PM

      BACK 2 Millenniums.. INSANE!

    2. Anonymous7:06 PM

      And if that happens all those millenials who voted for revolt for revolt's sake and were too busy playing electronics and not history are really going to be sorry to see their freedoms taken away!!

  76. Anonymous6:50 PM

    Trump Tower -- the place Donald Trump calls home and work -- is being protected by a line of dump trucks all filled with sand ... and the endgame is to prevent terrorist attacks.

    NYC Dept. of Sanitation vehicles showed up early Tuesday, forming a barrier to minimize an attack with explosive devices ... law enforcement tells TMZ.

    A Dept. of Sanitation spokesperson tells us they've also got trucks set up at The Peninsula Hotel, Hilton Hotel and Javits Center for the same purpose.

    There's also a heavy police presence outside the tower and at The Hilton in NYC ... where Donald's set to celebrate IF he wins.

    1. Anonymous7:11 PM

      Did you see the creepy Trump effigy cake? Notice the tiny hands?


  77. Anonymous6:52 PM

    President Trump are you still going to go after the terrorists families? Their women and children?

    1. Anonymous7:13 PM

      He's not finished assaulting American women.

  78. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Listening to MSNBC - reporter in pizza place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump supporters so happy they're going to "take their country back" whatever the fuck that means. Looks to me that all the same old Republican government as usual people will still be there running their country regardless of who ends up being president. "taking our country back" "make america great again" -- great slogans that mean nothing.

  79. Anonymous6:53 PM

    I'm old enough to not be too affected by this outrageous turn of events. I could croak at any time. I plan to sit back and watch the mouth breathers not get a thing that the fascist bastard promised them. Won't they be surprised. Jesus fucking Christ, America. What the hell are you thinking?

    1. Anonymous7:09 PM

      Are you? If you are older and collect SS I hope you have enough savings to go without it and medicare.

    2. Anonymous7:09 PM

      That's exactly what the British headlines were when G.W. Shrub got elected...How could 52 million Americans be so stupid?

    3. Anonymous7:09 PM

      And will that little bit of schadenfreude be worth what Trump does to the rest of us and the country?

    4. Anonymous7:10 PM

      I'm fine letting them not get a thing, but I'm not fine with what will be lost, especially with a Supreme Court that will get packed with GOP judges. I never thought I'd see the end of Roe v. Wade. Wow.

    5. Anonymous7:38 PM

      6:53 PM:
      I too am old enough(76), but I still give a damn if Trump takes away our Social Security. It's the only income I have.

  80. Anonymous6:54 PM

    Biden should have been our candidate.

    1. Anonymous7:08 PM

      Shoulda, coulda, woulda. That's all we're gonna hear for the next 95 days!

    2. Anonymous7:12 PM

      No, Joe didn't want to run. Hillary was the correct choice but she lost the day she picked a white male as her running mate.

    3. Anonymous7:20 PM

      No, Comey should be put into the stocks on a 90 degree day. Hillary is a greta candidate...you don;t think the GOP would have been all over Biden for plagiarism (see, it's OK if the pretty porn model does it, but a brief episode in Biden's past would have warranted a House investigation, a WIKILEAKS showing that he did it more than once, and Comey calling for his arrest. GOP voters are idiots.

    4. Anonymous7:23 PM

      Bullshit. Bernie should have been our candidate. Populist against Populist and Bernie would have won. Look at the map. Rural America is screaming, "ENOUGH!" at insider, elite DC. Huge mistake to put a thumb on the scale for Clinton. She may eke out a win here, but the idea of crushing the deplorables will be completely destroyed. The entire Dem party leadership should be replaced tomorrow.

  81. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Just thinking what tonight would be if Joe Biden had won the Democratic nomination.

  82. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Hillary could still win but it doesn’t look good.

    I hate to say this but maybe this is what needs to happen. Trump hasn’t won and the Dow has already dropped.

    Just wait until the deplorables and those that voted 3rd party (FL especially) lose their health care subsidy, no wall is built, no jobs created and they are worse off. They have no one to blame but themselves.

    All those minorities that sat home will find out what it is like to live under fascism.

    All those journalists that bought into Trump’s lies will be out of a job and they have the audacity to sit on tv and question how did this happen.

    The Supreme Court will be changed for the worse.

    When Trump starts the next war by insulting some leader of another country, I vote they draft those who voted for him first. Let them bear the consequences of their decision.

    My poor country.

  83. Frosty no longer AK7:10 PM

    If dRUMPf is elected, I WOULD have left the country. As it is, I'm too old, and have just settled somewhere other than AK (think blue).

    If there are enough REALLY stupid people in this country to elect a reality show jerk, then they deserve the nothing burger they are going to get.

    I wonder where he will get the warm bodies to throw into the wars he will start with his anus shaped pie hole...

    Oh, and if anyone thinks Pence is better, they should think again. IF there are enough neurons left in this country to form a coherent thought.

    Thanks for nothing, Bernie.

  84. Anonymous7:10 PM

    I guess the one good thing for me is that I am a dual citizen and can easily leave this country.

  85. Anonymous7:11 PM

    If you didn't move your retirement, 401K out of the stock market tomorrow will be too late, sorry.

  86. Anonymous7:12 PM

    Why isn't Gryphen updating? He is either passed out drunk, or has boarded a plane to Canada. Smart man, either way.

  87. Anonymous7:16 PM

    So I'm assuming that Trump doesn't think it's rigged now? Wonderful.

    1. Anonymous7:29 PM

      Perhaps he will be ethical and refuse to accept the results?

  88. Anonymous7:16 PM

    Hate to say this but now that the Clintons will be defeated, hopefully soon, we can get the RIGHT first woman to become President of the United States.

  89. Anonymous7:17 PM


    -Sarah Palin


    "I think a lot about the Department of Energy," Palin said

    Palin said that if energy secretary, she would "get rid" of the department

    Trump, who has said he'd "love" for Palin to serve in his administration

    Washington (CNN)
    Sarah Palin knows the position she wants in a Donald Trump administration: Energy secretary.

    "I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations," she told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."

    But Palin, the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, might be the first potential cabinet member to openly speak about dissolving their office.

    "I'd get rid of (the Energy Department). And I'd let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their states.

    If I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job, but it would be ... really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge."

    Palin and Trump, who has said he'd "love" for Palin to serve in his administration,


    1. Anonymous7:36 PM

      The problem is that the Dept of Energy has nothing to do with public lands or energy. Oil, gas and minerals fall under Dept of Interior.

  90. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Trump just won North Carolina. That's North Carolina and Florida for Trump.

    If Hillary loses Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and either New Hampshire or Nevada, she has no path to the White House.

  91. Anonymous7:21 PM

    First Lady Melania Trump. Sigh. I am going to bed.

    1. Anonymous7:26 PM

      You mean first whore?

    2. Anonymous7:40 PM

      Nooooooo! I think that Melania Trump oozes style and grace. I adore her. (I am preparing for life under Trump-you never know who will visit/sue you!)

  92. Anonymous7:23 PM

    My God i have never been so embarassed in my life. To think that a man who looks at women as a piece of meat, who is a shameless money grubbing whore may actually be President.

    Can you see Melania as First Lady? What the hell would she talk about! Plastic surgery? Fashion? About bullies as her agenda when her husband is one?

    America is backwards Obama winning is still resented by all those rednecks who this time got out of their trailors, put on their "going to town" clothes with their guns hidden in their pants because it makes them feel special.

    It makes me think about how many women are still out there that are so burdened with their lives that they would vote for a crap like Trump. We women need to stop with the pressure on each other.

    We need to stop looking at being a stay at home Mom as not a job worth anything. We need to stop undermining the choices we make. We are our own worst enemies.

    We get kicked for making the decision for not having kids and we get kicked when we do have kids.

    For all the so called progress women have made we have the Kardashions and plastic surgery. We are told 50 is the new 30.We are not allowed to age gracefully. Do you see men under this kind of pressure? What the hell have we gained? This society needs an overhall.

    1. Anonymous7:50 PM


  93. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Donald Trump when will we see your taxes?

    1. Anonymous7:50 PM

      Little late to the party aren't you?

  94. Anonymous7:33 PM

    If you know anybody who picked a 3rd Party candidate, tell those son of bitches they are responsible for President Trump.

    "I don't like Trump or Clinton. I'll show them, I'll pick a third party candidate"

    Thanks Fuckwads

    1. Anonymous7:46 PM

      Yeh that freedom to vote for your choice is a bitch isn't it.

  95. Anonymous7:35 PM

    Trump will win.

    I'm 72. I have maybe 10 more years to live. I've lived through the best years of this nation. My grandchildren will live in poverty or near-poverty.

    With republicans in control of the White House, Senate, and House, we can kiss goodbye to:
    -- Rowe v. Wade
    -- Public schools
    -- Jobs, jobs, and more jobs
    -- Health insurance

    The one good thing about a Trump victory is that four years of Trump-GOP will so badly destroy this country, he will not have a second term and -- maybe -- the GOP will be turned out as they were in 1932.

    1. Anonymous8:05 PM

      What makes you think in four years there will be an election?

      When the end of his term near he'll burn down the Reichstadt, er, Capitol, declare a state of emergency and just stay President for Life. Either Jr or Eric will inherit the Presidency from him and so on. We'll become just like those dictatorships in Africa.

  96. Anonymous7:38 PM

    We put a man on the moon, and an idiot in the White House... AGAIN!!!

  97. Anonymous7:40 PM

    Republican Senate
    Republican House
    Republican President
    Republican Nuclear Button
    Republican TRIAD

  98. Anonymous7:41 PM

    That sound you hear is Democrats flushing their toilets along with the Rights Family Values argument forever with Trump!

  99. Anonymous7:45 PM

    Frank Luntz has declared himself no longer a Republican and washes his hands of all of them.

    Too little too late I say.


  100. Anonymous7:45 PM

    Damn, how many of Gryphen's vile little cult will be found hanging by their keyboard cords in the morning. It's called democracy folks, if Trump wins we're screwed no doubt, but the people will have spoken. Just like you liked to tell Republicans when President Obama was elected. Palin crowing in the morning will be your wake up call, karma is a bitch isn't it?

    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      It's not karma, it's the will of the people. People who want SS and medicare gone, along with Obamacare. Personally I will be out of the country before tRump takes office( thanks to dual citizenship). I have money and businesses outside of these borders. I don't rely on SS as a main part of my retirement plan. But good luck to you, you got what you wished for and that my friend is karma.

  101. Anonymous7:46 PM

    I think I will max out my credit and file bankruptcy. My part to help the Trump economy.

  102. Anonymous7:46 PM

    The South will rise again

  103. Anonymous7:48 PM

    I'm absolutely devastated. 50 million people have bit off their nose to spite their face, and all our noses, and their children's and grandchildren's noses. A lot of them are going to wake up tomorrow morning to find their IRA's and 401K's and portfolios with a big fat chunk taken out of them. And so will their employers, regardless of who they voted for.

  104. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Make Russia Great Again

  105. Anonymous7:51 PM

    Putin WE WON!
    Start gassing up the tanks and planes. We will take over Europe and we don't have to worry about America attacking us.

  106. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Obama Care is gone

  107. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Two shining stars within a never ending night of a Trump presidency.

    Joe Arpaio LOST.

    And it's looking very like Darrell Issa is toast.

    Other than that, it's totally depressing.

    We didn't learn shit from Brexit. The price we pay is going to be a lot worse than the U.K.

    I hope Karl Rove is happy. He spent his life working to turn this country into a fascist state. And tonight....he won.

    BTW did everyone read about Ann Coulter's proposed voting test? That you have to have 4 grandparents that were U.S. citizens in order to vote? Shades of Nazi Germany. Under her rules Trump couldn't even vote for himself. Of course, now she's trying to walk it back.


    What the alt-right racists fail to understand is that there are plenty of people they would like to disenfranchise that have lived in this country longer than they have. Every Native American. Plenty of blacks, Asians and hispanics.

    But there are plenty of whites that would fail the test. For instance my parents, my siblings and me. Only my nephews and niece would be able to vote under Colter's Nazi purity test.

    "Determining voting rights based on grandparents sounds uncomfortably similar to Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg Laws of 1935, the sweeping antisemitic legislation that stripped Jewish people of basic civil rights. They could no longer hold public office and had no formal expectation to the right to vote.

    The first amendment of the Nuremberg Laws defined a Jewish person not by religious beliefs, but by having three to four Jewish grandparents."

    With Trump in the White House and Republicans controlling the house and senate and being able to fill up to FOUR Supreme Court vacancies....what do you think AmeriKKKa is going to look like in four years?

  108. Anonymous8:03 PM

    I'm an old white guy and this is killing me. I cannot begin to imagine what this must feel like to those who literally have skin in the game and lives on the line.

  109. I never thought this would/could happen but it looks as if Trump has won.


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