split the ticket


: to vote for candidates from more than one political party

Examples of split the ticket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite pleas from many parents to keep the status quo in the top leadership role, a new president will now run the board after a close vote Tuesday night, although the board split the ticket, giving the second seat to one of the more moderate members. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Jan. 2023 So, so he’s gotten people to split the ticket. Staff Reports, cleveland, 15 Nov. 2022 Besides, general manager Larry MacPhail argued, the Reds needed the money from the annual sellout and both teams got to split the ticket sales. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 31 Mar. 2021 The district went for Hillary Clinton by 16 points in 2016, but voters split the ticket that year, keeping former GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo in his seat by a 12-point margin. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 3 Nov. 2020

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“Split the ticket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20the%20ticket. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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