rig the ballot

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rig the ballot

: to control the results of the election dishonestly
  • He claims that his opponent won by rigging the ballot.

Word by Word Definitions

rig play
  1. : to fit out with rigging

  2. : clothe, dress

  3. : to furnish with special gear : equip

  1. : the distinctive shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship

  2. : equipage

  3. : clothing, dress

  1. : to manipulate or control usually by deceptive or dishonest means

  2. : to fix in advance for a desired result

ballot play
  1. : a small ball used in secret voting

  2. : a sheet of paper used to cast a secret vote

  3. : the action or system of secret voting

  1. : to vote or decide by ballot


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