shift/tip/tilt the balance of power

idiom

: to cause a state or situation in which one country or group (such as a political party) has more power than a competing one
Their party's loss of two members shifted/tipped the balance of power in the legislature.
The law tilts the balance of power towards corporations.

Examples of shift/tip/tilt the balance of power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Politics The San Diego race that will tip the balance of power at City Hall Jan. 21, 2024 Foster was longtime chief of staff to former Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe, who was elected county supervisor last fall. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2024 The Democratic and Republican primaries saw nearly 20 candidates total, all vying for a seat that could tip the balance of power in the U.S. House this fall. Kyle Gassiott, NPR, 6 Mar. 2024 And the special election in San Diego City Council District 4 — which will tip the balance of power at City Hall — could avoid a runoff if any of the three candidates wins more than 50 percent of the vote in March. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2024 That resistance ranges from some legislators’ racist rejection of a Spanish-speaking, all-Latino state, to the partisan concern, unacceptable to Republicans, that Puerto Rico would elect Democratic senators and tip the balance of power in Congress. Alberto C. Medina, The New Republic, 20 July 2022 On Friday, the game turned on a two-out, full count grand slam by Julio Rodriguez, a rookie with enough talent to tilt the balance of power in the AL West. Dallas News, 17 July 2022 Greta Neubauer, the Democratic minority leader of the Assembly, said that new maps could potentially shift the balance of power in the Legislature. Julie Bosman, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Israel’s sweeping security measures in the West Bank are an extension of its war against Hamas in Gaza, an attempt to eliminate the militant group and permanently shift the balance of power in a conflict that has raged for decades. Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 Here's a primer on the often-controversial 35-year-old who could tip the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 4 Aug. 2022

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