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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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In the case of no straw poll, we are able to explain most of these discrepancies, using the logit version of quantal response equilibrium (QRE).
Though no straw poll winner ever has won the Republican nomination, the contest has helped and hurt any number of candidacies ahead of the first real votes, the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.
Several delegates were Dole groused to me presidential hopes of Patrick Buchanan, who won 9 percent of the vote in the straw poll as a write-in choice.
Among the lessons he learned then about campaigning in Iowa: "Show up before the straw poll.
There were 23 names on the straw poll ballot, including two Republican governors who were not invited to attend - Christie and Bob McDonnell of Virginia.
The Iowa State University rally and straw poll is seen as the most important poll of the presidential election because Iowa is the first caucus state in the presidential race, though the poll is seen as more of a measure of organization and energy than a guarantee of eventual victory in the February 6 caucus.
Voters swarmed the straw poll site and lined up early to cast a ballot in Iowa's nonbinding mock election that is traditionally an early gauge of strength in the state that holds the first Republican nominating contest next year.
The winner of the straw poll is the candidate who gets the most people to cast a vote at a $30-per-ticket barbecue in Ames.
These gains coincide with the time of Romney's victory in the Iowa straw poll.
Burroughs pause were likely not aware that there was another presidential straw poll on Aug.
Mitt Romney, leading polls in Iowa and New Hampshire but still fourth in national polls among Republican presidential contenders, is hoping to raise his national profile today with an anticipated victory in the Iowa Republican Party straw poll today.
I do think the capital needs a rail link to the airport but in a straw poll of Edinburgh pals there doesn't seem much enthusiasm.