The US Presidential election will be held on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. The two main contestants are President Donald Trump of the Repulican party and Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.
How the US presidential election system works.
The US uses the electoral college system, so winning the most votes does not guarantee winning the election. Voters will vote to select Presidential electors who will in turn vote on December 14,2020 to elect a new President or retain the incumbent.
Each state is assigned a number of Presidential electors based on the population in each state. Whichever party that wins the presidential election in a particular state wins all the number of presidential electors assigned to that state. The presidential electors themselve are to remain faithful and vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate that won the election in their respective states. There are 538 presidential electors in total and for a presidential candidate to win, 270 or more must vote in favour.
Since the US presidential election is not simply based on the number of votes cast, presidential candidates usually concentrate their campaign on states that have high number of presidential electors. Below are some states with high number of electors;
New York: 29
Florida : 29
electoral map of the 2020 November election
Who is going to win the US presidential election, Trump or Biden?
National opinion polls currently predict that Biden will win the election as he is leading by 7% over his incumbent rival, Trump. However it is still a close call as no one can clearly say who will win. In 2016 Hillary Clinton led in the polls and had about 3 million more votes than Trump but she still lost because she won fewer presidential electors.
The winner of the US 2020 presidential election will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 according to latest reports.
If Biden wins the election,he will be the first candidate to defeat an incumbent president in 28 years since Republican George H. W Bush’s defeat to Bill Clinton in 1992.
Publisher of Oxford English Dictionary has asked a Lagos Court to strike out a suit filed against it by a Nigerian lawyer; Emmanuel Ofoegbu, seeking N10m damages.
The lawyer claimed that the dictionary misplaced the meanings of the words “mortgagee’’ and “mortgagor” which made him suffer loss of professional reputation and embarrassment.
In the 1999 edition of the Oxford English Mini Dictionary which the lawyer claimed that “mortgagee’’ was wrongly defined as the borrower in a mortgage transaction and “mortgagor’’ wrongly defined as the lender.
But the publisher asked the court to strike out the case because the Oxford English Mini Dictionary has been revised 3 times since the 1999 edition. Consequently the errors had been corrected in these 3 editions. Implying that Emmanuel Ofoegbu should have referenced the latest edition before taking it to court
The publisher said it would not accept liability because “Oxford Mini Dictionaries are published as general reference tools and not designed or held out as dictionaries of legal terms for use by legal practitioners.”
Spectranet has revamped their internet data plans make them cheaper and affordable. Not only that, most of the plans now come with a free unlimited Night to Morning browsing. Free unlimited night to morning browsing starts from 1am – 8am while free unlimited morning browsing starts from 4am-8am in the morning.
There are many data plans to choose from. Their data plans are as categorized as follows;
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Mega value plans
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Whether you will be given unlimited night or morning browsing depends on data plan categories you are subscribed to.
When you subscribe to any unified value plan you qualify for free unlimited morning browsing. The cheapest unified value plans costs 3,070 naira for 8GB per month. You have free unlimited browsing from 4am-8am.
When you subscribe to any mega value plan you qualify for free unlimited night browsing. The cheapest mega value plan costs 7,165 naira for 18GB per month and you have free unlimited browsing from 1am -8am.
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