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Silicon Valley Loses Its Mind After Trump Wins

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Eric Lieberman Deputy Editor
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Much of Silicon Valley, the colloquial term for the region and people within the tech hub in the San Francisco area, seem to have lost their minds last night as the electoral dust settled and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was in position to win the race.

In fact, many big tech companies rolled out features to increase the voter turnout, but some in the Valley are none too happy with Tuesday’s results.

Shervin Pishevar — co-founder of a venture capital firm which invests in companies like Uber, Airbnb and Slack — expressed his remorse over the 2016 presidential election results.

The above post is now Pishevar’s “Pinned Tweet,” meaning that it remains at the top of his Twitter page. Users of the social media platform get to have one “Pinned Tweet,” which essentially serves as a badge of pride.

Dave Morin, another private financier of Silicon Valley, agrees with Pishevar’s plan to make California its own state.

Angel investor Jason Calcanis was hoping he was just stuck in a bad dream.

The CEO of Box, an online file-sharing company based in Silicon Valley, took out his anger on Nate Silver, the statistician who makes a business out of trying to predict elections.

Sam Altman, who leads startup incubator Y-Combinator, used multiple posts to express his full-scale grief.

This comes as no real surprise, since the vast majority of people in Silicon Valley financially and vocally support Democratic candidates like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (RELATED: Silicon Valley Seems To Love Burying Conservative News)

The one notable person in Silicon Valley who supported Trump, both with his words and with his wallet, is tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

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