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vote

noun ballot, chirotony, choice, choosing, determination, election, formal expression of choice, judgment, option, pick, poll, predilection, preference, punctum, selection, sententia, suffragium

vote

verb approve, ballot, be counted, cast a ballot, cast a vote, choose, elect, exercise the right of suffrage, judge, poll, suffragium ferre
See also: cast, decide, franchise, plebiscite, poll, primary, referendum, register

VOTE. Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote.
     2. Votes are either given, by ballot, v.) or viva voce; they may be delivered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. (q.v.)
     3. A majority (q.v.) of the votes given carries the question submitted, unless in particular cases when the constitution or laws require that there shall be a majority of all the voters, or when a greater number than a simple majority is expressly required; as, for example in the case of the senate in making treaties by the president and senate, two-thirds of the senators present must concur. Vide Angell on Corpor. Index, h.t.
     4. When the votes are equal in number, the proposed measure is lost.

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Harkening to Bachmann's victory last year, Branstad told the Journal, "I don't think candidates will spend the time or money to participate in a straw poll if they don't see any real benefit coming out of it.
Pawlenty and Bachmann have the most at risk in the straw poll, which traditionally weeds out the poor performers and boosts those who do better than expected.
Boucher said the straw poll results show a change from previous resident opinions, and could be used to determine which direction would be taken.
Coun Nick Forbes, deputy leader of the opposition Labour group, said: "It may have been a straw poll but the Lib Dem vote is very interesting given that when this was debated at council we were told they did not yet have a view on the matter.
uk Simon Newsam said, ``The response to our first online business-related straw poll was very encouraging.
We met our expectations and we won this straw poll the Iowa way - neighbour to neighbour," Mr Bush said in a victory statement immediately after the results were announced.
Invariably when I take a straw poll of paddlers, sailors, water skiers, or power boaters, half the people in any given group say they received their first taste of boating in a camp setting.
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The 12-term Congressman from Texas will visit Kansas on Friday, March 9(th) for a series of town hall meetings and will participate in the Kansas State TEA Party Convention & Presidential Straw Poll.
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As Hawkeye State Republicans scramble to keep the Iowa Straw Poll relevant, the two White House hopefuls from Texas are keeping their options open - at least publicly.
According to the poll, Bachmann, who won the Ames Straw Poll in August, showed the steepest drop in votes, Politico reports.