MarketWatch First Take: The election’s over — Hillary Clinton won


This is who won the election. Next topic.

Everyone has an interest in pretending this election is close. The media, certainly. The candidates, obviously.

And in a divided country where even the start of a professional football game is enmeshed in controversy, it’s natural to think this election will come down to the wire.

It won’t. It hasn’t. It’s done. Hillary Clinton is going to beat Donald Trump, handily in the Electoral College, probably by a mid-single-digit percentage in the popular vote.

To defend that point, let’s look at where the race is, where the polls are, and what could plausibly be on the horizon.

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