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Six weeks after the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, the battle for the White House is yet to be over as the 538 electors formally cast their votes for either Democratic Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump on Monday.

Although, technically the President-elect Trump won the electoral college on Nov. 9, officially, he has not been voted for.

Under the US Constitution, the real presidential election takes place on Dec. 19, when electors meet in the 50 state capitals and Washington, D.C. to cast their ballots.

To be elected a president, therefore, a candidate must score 270 Electoral College votes, representing 50 per cent plus one vote or a simple majority vote.

As the electors prepare to vote on Monday, there are reports that many Republican electoral college members have been besieged by phone calls and e-mails to vote against Trump.

Clinton’s victory in the popular vote, by a margin of close to three million but not the electoral vote and controversies about Trump have generated unusual interest in the electoral college.

Trump needs 270 electoral votes on Monday to claim White House and his victory in various states in the Nov. 8 election put him in line to get 306 of the 538 electoral college votes as against Clinton who had 232.

NAN reports that Clinton’s almost three million over Trump’s, made him the most unpopular president-elect since 1876 and heightening the tension in recent weeks.

Already 18 notable U.S. actors and other artists have urged Republican electors to “go down in the books as American heroes” by not voting for Trump.

One elector has resigned, another said he would not vote while electors in three states went to court seeking authority to vote as they please.

The Republican elector from Texas, Art Sisneros, resigned, saying a vote for Trump “would bring dishonour to God”.

Christopher Suprun, a Texas elector, said he would not vote for Trump, who won his state’s election.

“Donald Trump lacks the foreign policy experience and demeanour needed to be commander in-chief,” he said.

In California, a Federal Judge scheduled a hearing on a similar request from an elector, Vinzenz Koller, who said he could not vote for Clinton.

Courts in Colorado and Washington have rejected pleas from electors to be released from requirements to vote as their states did, although the electors in Colorado appealed the lower court ruling.

The state Supreme Court will have until noon on Monday, when electors cast their ballots, to decide.

On Sunday, John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, suggested that 37 electoral voters bound to Trump could defect, which would be enough to create at least a tie and send the votes to the House to decide.

Podesta predicated his argument on glaring allegations that Russians hacking the emails of Democrats during the election led in part to Clinton’s loss.

He also argued that members of the Electoral College should have an intelligence briefing about the hackings before voting on Monday.

“I assume that our electors are going to vote for Hillary Clinton.

“But the question is whether there are 37 Republican electors who think that either there are open questions about the purported Russian hackings or that Donald Trump is really unfit to be president and I guess we will know that tomorrow.”

However, Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, said in spite of the mounting pressures on the electors to vote against Trump “we expect everything to fall in line”.

Priebus, however, confirmed “the only known and so-called ‘faithless’ balloter, who lives in Texas and whose vote goes to Trump but plans to vote for another, yet-to-be-named Republican.

“But other than that, we’re very confident that everything is going to be very smooth,” he said.

Source: Punch

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Unfaithful man cries out for help after his wife caught him cheating

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Unfaithful man cries out for help after his wife caught him cheating

A married man has cried out for help after his wife found out about his illicit affair with another woman.

This was revealed on Instagram by Joro Olumofin, a relationship expert.

According to Olumofin, the man ate yam and egg prepared by his wife after she discovered his extra-marital affair.

 

According to the story, the man has been having an extra-marital affair with another lady for two years.

Upon the wife’s discovery of the illicit act, she forgave him and still resumed her wifely duties.

According to their tradition, she prepares yam and egg on Sundays, which she made for him after the incident.

Afraid that he might have been poisoned, the man cried out to Joro, though his health is still intact.

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Come and enter government” – Desmond Elliot tells youth. (Video)

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Come and enter government” – Desmond Elliot tells youth. (Video)

 

Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.

The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media

 

In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.

He said ;

Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;

The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.

Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.

Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?

Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.

The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.

He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”

He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.

He added ;

Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.

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Ugandan man slumps, dies ten days to his wedding

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An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.

 

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Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.

His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.

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The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.

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“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.

Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.

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