the vote


: the legal right to vote
In 1920, American women won the vote.

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Recent Examples on the Web The three-party ruling coalition did badly, but the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), plagued by scandals that connect it to Russian money and Nazi sympathies, fared worse, with 16 percent of the vote, than some expected a few months ago. Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic, 11 June 2024 Biden won the state in the 2020 general election with 57% of the vote, beating Trump by double digits. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 4 June 2024 The climate scientist and former Mexico City mayor won about 60% of the vote, according to preliminary results, a wider margin than expected. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2024 The party fared less well than expected for major seats, like mayoralties and district leaders, capturing 26 percent of the vote, second to the C.D.U.’s 27 percent. Christopher F. Schuetze, New York Times, 1 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the vote 

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“The vote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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