counting room

noun

Examples of counting room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ballot stuffing by Dems when Republicans were forced to leave the large counting room. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2024 Hartman honed in on election observers' access to a platform in the central area of the Detroit counting room where election results data is collected, according to Daniel Baxter, who oversees the absentee counting board. Detroit Free Press, 3 Nov. 2022 The Secretary of State's Office modified its guidance manual for poll challengers and watchers following disputes surrounding the 2020 election when challengers in Detroit aligned with former President Donald Trump descended on the counting room and demanded election workers stop counting ballots. Detroit Free Press, 3 Nov. 2022 Wednesday afternoon, police had to push back an angry crowd of Republican poll challengers who had been prohibited from entering the counting room after the number of Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan challengers reached the limit allowed under state law. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 11 Nov. 2020 He was kicked out of the absentee ballot counting room for harassing election workers. Detroit Free Press, 28 Oct. 2022 Many were barred from entering or required to leave, in some cases because of social distancing rules, resulting in a chaotic scene in which crowds of people were banging on the windows of the counting room and shouting as election workers tried to complete the count. Paul Egan, USA TODAY, 25 Sep. 2021 The Trump campaign said its poll watchers in Philadelphia were blocked from observing the vote count in spite of a court order, though Trump team lawyers said some GOP poll workers were indeed in the counting room during a court hearing Thursday evening. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 9 Nov. 2020 At that time, election workers will be sequestered inside the counting room and must remain there until polls close at 8 p.m. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 8 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counting room was in 1712

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“Counting room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counting%20room. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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