the vote


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Councilmember Mitch McKay voted in opposition and Councilmember Carol Seabury was absent for the vote. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2023 To no one's surprise, the Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green was first in the voting with 26.3% of the vote. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2023 Fans favored Sasha for the crown, with 47% of respondents to Billboard‘s pre-finale poll declaring Sasha as their winner (Anetra was the next closest with 44% of the vote). Stephen Daw, Billboard, 18 Apr. 2023 Just a few days before the vote, U2 burst onto the stage at Waterfront Hall in Belfast to back the peace accord. Amanda Ferguson, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 For so long, Tribal Councils were the most dramatic and suspenseful part of every Survivor episode, and obviously there is still that tension and excitement around the vote. Dalton Ross,, 13 Apr. 2023 Johnson came in second behind Vallas, but neither had received 50% of the vote, triggering a runoff. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 5 Apr. 2023 Protasiewicz won Tuesday night with 55.5 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times, flipping the state’s high court to the left for the first time in 15 years. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 5 Apr. 2023 Paul Vallas, who has taken a tough stance against the violence sweeping Chicago’s streets, finished first in a nine-candidate race with nearly a third of the vote, 11 points ahead of Brandon Johnson, his challenger in the second round., 4 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The vote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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