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Nov. 8th, 2016

If I had started this LJ post earlier, it would've been a much happier post.

OK, at the moment Clinton has a very slight lead in electoral votes, among states for whom the news networks have made educated guesses on. The most shocking race so far is in my own state of Michigan, where Trump has a slight lead while we wait for Detroit and Wayne County votes to come in (the traditional last counted here, because it's so large). Earlier tonight, the filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted that he had heard turnout in Detroit was below expectations. I haven't found another report to substantiate that.

Nationwide, Trump leads Clinton as of 11:15 p.m. Eastern time, 43.6 million votes to 41.4 million. Because the election actually takes place in the Electoral College, the overall vote matters less than individual state votes.

Meanwhile, futures indexes for U.S. financial markets are dropping precipitously, which bodes ill for the actual markets themselves.

I may need to drink heavily.

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DTW Weather: High of 60℉ (15.5℃), overcast and showers on and off. (Note: From Detroit Metropolitan Airport today, as City Airport (DET) had downtime today.)



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Nov. 9th, 2016 08:16 pm (UTC)
And lo, you seem to be correct, though perhaps not on the timeframe you pictured but much more quickly. I think Asian markets closed down, largely because they ran out of daylight, perhaps. The futures markets in the U.S. were apocalyptic for a while overnight, but recovered, and now they are up. I think. Maybe the initial turmoil was due to fears the election results would be closer and then dragged into the courts, or at least in limbo until the December meeting of the Electoral College. But then Hillary conceded at around 2:45 a.m. New York time.

A local news source I watch had a headline that reaction around the world was "mixed." Which is about as surprising as the revelation that water is wet.
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