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    The Apex body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule for Ladakh, which consists of political, religious and civil society organizations of the UT, convened a meeting in Leh in which the decision to boycott the LAHDC elections was finalized. The election commission had announced to conduct the elections on October 16.

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    • As part of his ongoing crusade against mail-in voting, lawyers for the president's reelection campaign are urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a state law and prevent mail-in ballots from going to all active Nevada voters less than eight weeks before the election.

      Five sets of applications proposing and seconding the two candidates had been submitted to the Rajya Sabha secretariat. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu took up the first set proposing Harivansh’s candidature that was moved by BJP Chief JP Nadda and seconded by Leader of the House Thawar Chand Gehlot.

      The saffron party has termed it a "desperate attempt" by the TMC to stave off an "imminent" defeat in the assembly elections and divide the majority community along ethnic lines.

      The US election day is November 3rd, with electoral college members meeting on December 14th to formally vote for the President and Vice President. The votes will be counted on January 6th, 2021 where the Senate will announce the election results. The elected President and Vice President will take the oath of office on January 20th.

      Unlike in many other countries, the US president and vice president are not directly elected by citizens. Instead, they are chosen by "electors" through an "Electoral College".In this system, it is possible for a candidate to win the popular vote and still lose out on the presidency.

      With a team of party workers and volunteers, state water resources minister Sanjay Jha, building construction minister Ashok Choudhary and MP Lalan Singh have been on the job for the past four months.

      In several states where the BJP has seized power, such as Haryana, Maharashtra, Manipur, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, the party didn't have any CM candidate during the polls.

      Disputes in areas such as technology, human rights and trade will endure but are likely to be tackled in a more predictable and less aggressive way if Biden defeats President Donald Trump.

      Gloves for voters, well kitted out polling staff and voting in the last hour for Covid-19 patients in quarantine have be prescribed by the Election Commission in its broad new guidelines ahead of Bihar assembly elections and by-polls in Madhya Pradesh.

      Over the next days, their Democratic opponents began closing the gaps as mailed-in votes were counted. President Donald Trump raised an alarm. Demanding that the races be called for the Republicans, Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, he tweeted falsely that “large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere,” adding: “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!”

      President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden both say they want to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan. But their approaches differ, and the outcome of the Nov. 3 election will have long-term consequences not only for U.S. troops, but for the wider region.

      The term of the sixth schedule BTAD ended on April 27 last. Election to the council which was slated for April 4 last was deferred following the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Jagdish Mukhi took over administration of the sixth schedule council.

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