out·vote | \ˌau̇t-ˈvōt \
outvoted; outvoting

Definition of outvote 

transitive verb

: to cast more votes than … youth voter turnout in presidential elections has fallen below 50 percent, and Baby Boomers now outvote their children's generation …— Derek Thompson : to defeat by a majority of votes two groups combining to outvote the other members of the board

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The one district held by the GOP where Democrats outvoted Republicans is the 49th, where Rep. Darrell Issa is retiring. Karl Rove, WSJ, "Will the ‘Blue Wave’ Break in California?," 6 June 2018 These things do not help, but the uncomfortable truth is that in low-turnout electoral politics, a smaller, cohesive, motivated group can go on outvoting a larger, disparate, apathetic group for a long time. The Economist, "Demography is not destinyBuilding a multiracial coalition is more difficult than it seems," 12 July 2018 If Mary benefits from the park and Raymond is harmed by it, then Mary will outvote Raymond. Eric Posner And Glen Weyl, Vox, "The Supreme Court is an anti-democratic nightmare. Here’s how to fix it.," 29 June 2018 Will Democrats and Independents do so in enough numbers to outvote them? Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Rot on the Right, Green Shoots on the Left," 28 June 2018 Through this transfer, Garces was able to outvote the investors by 3-2. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Investors file appeal to block Garces auction," 8 June 2018 Yesterday, Democrats outvoted Republicans in only one of those, the 49th. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Slow waves, high turnout and no lockouts: Four lessons from this week’s primaries," 7 June 2018 Those 152 Democrats outvoted 96 of their own partisan majority to create a national majority—which is exactly what James Madison invented the House of Representatives to do. Paul Donnelly, WSJ, "Let the Bipartisan Majority Rule," 15 May 2018 Young people may completely surprise us this cycle and outvote a lot of different demographics. Saba Hamedy, CNN, "Inside Funny or Die and Billy Eichner's plan to 'Glam Up The Midterms'," 27 May 2018

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to reject or criticize sharply

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