Today, November 3, is the day for the United States’ presidential election:
Americans will be trooping out in millions across the states to vote for the president who will lead the country in the next four years.
The two contenders in the election are President Donald Trump of the Republican Party and Joe Biden of the Democratic Party
Final US Presidential Debate Between President Trump And Democratic Candidate Joe Biden Photo credit: Morry Gash/AP/Bloomberg via Getty Images Source: Getty Images Will Americans re-elect Trump for another four years or will they replace him with former vice president Biden? Legit.ng will provide you with insightful and credible live updates of the election as Americans cast their ballots.
Prominent Republican Group Abandons Trump, Endorses Biden
An Asian American Republican group, tagged National Committee of Asian American Republicans, has officially endorsed Joe Biden, BBC has reported. Legit.ng gathers that the influential political group which supported Trump in 2016 has now backed Biden, encouraging its thousands of members to vote for the Democrat. The group in a statement said they supported Trump in 2016 because they “wanted an outsider to rattle the system”. However, they are now withdrawing their support because, according to them, Trump is “destroying the whole building.”
Joe Biden has an Important Message for Republicans!
As voting continues in different parts of the US, Biden has sent an important message to Americans, particularly the Republicans and others who are not supporting him.
The Democrats’ presidential candidate who is hoping to unseat President Trump said he will work with both Democrats and Republicans if elected.
He tweeted: “I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I will govern as an American president. “I will work with Democrats and Republicans, and I’ll work as hard for those who don’t support me as for those who do. “Because that’s the job of a president.”
Fears of Violence Mount as Americans Cast their Ballots
In an unusual twist of events in the politics of the US, there are fears that there may be post-electoral violence. Business leaders are now urging calm and bracing for potential mayhem that may spill from the outcome of the presidential election, Aljazeera has reported. Legit.ng gathers that many US cities where retail stores were being boarded up to minimise the impacts of potential damages.
Dancing to Victor or Defeat? Trump Dancing in Several Campaign Grounds
As the 2020 US presidential election continues, a collage of videos of President Trump dancing has surfaced on Twitter. Enjoy it below:https://twitter.com/i/status/1323300764853350401
Biden Secures First Election Day Victory, Trump Takes Second!
A report by CNN indicates that Joe Biden has taken all 5 votes in Dixville Notch, a small township which is one of the first to announce results on the election day. However, in Millsfield, President Trump won with 16 votes to Biden’s five, according to Daily Mail.
Photos of Americans Trooping Out for Early Voting
Here are some visuals from the US on the last day of early voting: November 2.
People at Super Vote Center at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) during early voting in the 2020 US presidential election. Photo credit: Vladimir Kostyrev/TASS via Getty Images Source: Getty Images
Iowans Wait In Line At Polling Stations On The Last Day Of Early Voting. Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images Source: Getty Images
Election commission members at Super Vote Center at University of the District of Columbia during early voting in the 2020 US presidential poll. Photo credit: Vladimir Kostyrev/TASS via Getty Images Source: Getty Images
Michael Skolnik, the founding partner of The Soze Agency, tweeted that the first vote in the US presidential election has been cast in Dixville Notch by a Republican member who is allegedly voting for Democrats’ Joe Biden. The tweet: “The first vote that has been counted in this year’s election, has been cast in Dixville Notch, NH by a lifelong Republican who is voting for Joe Biden.”
Some Quick Information about the US Presidential Election
The US presidential election, unlike Nigeria’s, is not determined by popular votes.
The Americans use a system called the Electoral College to determine the winner of the presidential election. Though the election is officially holding today, Tuesday, November 3, millions of Americans had voted before the election day.
According to CNN, 96 million people have already voted. The 2020 US election campaigns have gulped over N3 trillion from both Democrats and Republicans.
Though they are not always accurate, major polls have predicted Biden to be ahead of Trump The winner of the election will be sworn in on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He will assume office at noon on the said day.
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