vote against

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I remember one ardent Gladstonian who, as a general election drew near, was in sore straits indeed, for he disbelieved in Home Rule, and yet how could he vote against 'Gladstone's man'?
It was all such plain-sailing for him, she pointed out; he did not like this Home Rule, and therefore he must vote against it.
I am glad to add, however, that at the present time the disposition to vote against the white man merely because he is white is largely disappearing, and the race is learning to vote from principle, for what the voter considers to be for the best interests of both races.
If you vote against him you will make him your enemy.
The committee stood up and clapped their hands for joy, and while they were clapping them, in came Sir Matthew Pupker, attended by two live members of Parliament, one Irish and one Scotch, all smiling and bowing, and looking so pleasant that it seemed a perfect marvel how any man could have the heart to vote against them.
The only office of state which I ever held, O men of Athens, was that of senator: the tribe Antiochis, which is my tribe, had the presidency at the trial of the generals who had not taken up the bodies of the slain after the battle of Arginusae; and you proposed to try them in a body, contrary to law, as you all thought afterwards; but at the time I was the only one of the Prytanes who was opposed to the illegality, and I gave my vote against you; and when the orators threatened to impeach and arrest me, and you called and shouted, I made up my mind that I would run the risk, having law and justice with me, rather than take part in your injustice because I feared imprisonment and death.
Moreover, the clerks, one and all, from the least to the greatest, are acquiring opinions of their own; they will soon be no longer the hands of a brain, the scribes of governmental thought; the Opposition even now tends towards giving them a right to judge the government and to talk and vote against it.
India was the sole country to vote against a draft resolution on Conventional arms control at the regional and sub regional levels.
But investors have become more willing to vote against management in recent years, in response to weak corporate performance and perceptions that that pay is excessive.
Earlier in the day, Bulgaria's Parliament rejected the second no-confidence vote against the socialist-led coalition government, with 118 votes against, 93 votes for, and 20 abstained.
In the news release, Congressman Fattah Statement On Vote Against Cuts To SNAP Funding, issued 19-Sep-2013 by Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah over PR Newswire, we are advised by the Office that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "The measure passed by a vote of 217 to 210" rather than "The measure failed by a vote of 217 to 210" as originally issued inadvertently.
The second vote against Sri Lanka on the Tamil issue at the UN human rights council in March this year upset the country.