elector

noun
elec·​tor | \ i-ˈlek-tər How to pronounce elector (audio) , -ˌtȯr \
plural electors

Definition of elector

1 : a person qualified to vote in an election
2 : a person appointed by a state in the U.S. to vote for president and vice president in the electoral college When Americans cast their ballots, they are actually voting for a slate of electors appointed by their state's political parties who are pledged to support that party's candidate.— Allyson Waller
3 : any of the German princes entitled to take part in choosing the Holy Roman Emperor

Examples of elector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the questions focused directly on the extent of Trump’s involvement in the fake-elector effort led by his outside lawyers, including John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, these people said. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2022 Some of the questions focused directly on the extent of Trump’s involvement in the fake-elector effort led by his outside lawyers, including John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, these people said. Anchorage Daily News, 26 July 2022 Some of the questions focused directly on the extent of Trump’s involvement in the fake-elector effort led by his outside lawyers, including John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, these people said. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, 26 July 2022 Rather, the Department of Justice is going to be looking into the false elector strategy. Lawrence Andrea, Journal Sentinel, 14 July 2022 David Shafer, a Trump elector and chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, received a subpoena Wednesday from federal prosecutors seeking documents and communications related to the Trump electors, according to a person familiar with the matter. Scott Patterson, WSJ, 23 June 2022 Their lawyer, Alexander Kolodin, attacked the Justice Department’s fake elector inquiry. New York Times, 23 June 2022 Arizona creating an alternate elector slate was part of a plan to throw a wrench into the typically rote ceremony of the vice president counting each state’s Electoral College votes. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, 23 June 2022 And in Michigan, Michele Lundgren told the Detroit News that someone from the FBI served her with a subpoena Thursday and that another Trump elector was served on Wednesday. Michael Balsamo And Eric Tucker, Chicago Tribune, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of elector

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Elector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elector. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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elector

noun
elec·​tor

Legal Definition of elector

1 : a person who is qualified to vote
2 : a member of the electoral college in the U.S.

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