MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From Donald Trump becoming the president-elect to the Dow Jones plunging 600 points overnight, here is a look at the top four stories from Nov. 9, 2016.
Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States.
The billionaire businessman beat out Hillary Clinton in several battleground states including Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Early Wednesday morning, Clinton called Trump to concede. She was leading in many polls heading into Election Day, but failed to win the same key states Barack Obama claimed in 2012.
Clinton is expected to make a public statement sometime Wednesday.
Wall Street is reacting to the to the 2016 presidential race.
Overseas markets tanked as the results trickled in Tuesday night. At one point, Dow futures plunged 600 points.
The markets had rallied in recent days with the expectation of a Clinton victory.
Republicans will control both the House and Senate.
GOP Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio easily defeated their opponents in Arizona and Florida, respectively.
Catherine Cortez Masto won a close Nevada Senate race. That kept the seat of retiring Senator Harry Reid in Democratic hands.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in several states.
Voters approved it in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada
In general, the proposals for recreational marijuana would treat cannabis similar to alcohol. Consumption would be limited to people 21 or older and forbidden in most public spaces.
Cannabis would be highly regulated and heavily taxed, and some states would let people grow their own.