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Wilson was the leading vote-getter in a contest where nearly 51,000 Democrats turned out, compared with fewer than 15,000 who supported an uncontested Lainey Melnick in 2010.
There was a clear consensus of 12 top vote-getters – which all received at least 2 percent of the vote – and a definite number one, which got nearly 15 percent of the vote.
In an at-large system, where the top two or the top three vote-getters win seats, a concerted effort on behalf of a minority candidate can push them into the top positions.
The leading vote-getter was, unsurprisingly, EMILY’s List endorsee Lizzie Pannill Fletcher.
In 1992, then-City Councilman Ben Reyes was the leading vote-getter in a five-candidate primary, but he was forced into a runoff that Green won by 180 votes out of more than 31,000 cast.
There, a smarmy or even deceitful aggression designated an enterprising go-getter.
The former Diet Coke getter for President Waco von Jonestown is the latest to join a cast of D-list actors and has-beens on Celebrity Big Brother.
James had the first pick by virtue of being the top vote-getter.
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Definition of getter for English Language Learners
: someone or something that receives, gets, or is given something
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