un·​con·​test·​ed | \ˌən-kən-ˈte-stəd, -ˈkän-ˌte-\

Definition of uncontested 

: not disputed or challenged : not contested the uncontested winner an uncontested election an uncontested divorce an uncontested layup in basketball

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That’s also a big reason behind his belief that Breed should be allowed to run uncontested in the November 2019 election, which would allow her a full term to implement meaningful changes. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "Now-former SF Mayor Farrell looks back on short term, future of city," 12 July 2018 At the countywide level, in 2014 the Democratic candidate Courtney Watson ran uncontested and received 21,469 votes in the primary. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Field is crowded in race for Howard County Council," 12 June 2018 This year, only one legislative race is uncontested by Democrats. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "In wake of #RedForEd, first-time candidates flood races for Arizona Legislature," 4 June 2018 Vanessa filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning that the couple will not have to battle over assets or the custody of their five children. Paula Rogo, Essence.com, "Donald Trump Jr. And His Wife Vanessa Trump Are Divorcing," 16 Mar. 2018 Vanessa Trump, a former model, filed for an uncontested proceeding and the couple likely had a prenuptial agreement, according to experts. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr.'s wife, files for divorce," 15 Mar. 2018 Virginia: Tim Kaine wins uncontested race Polls have closed in Virginia's primary elections. CBS News, "Primary results in Virginia, 4 other states -- live updates," 12 June 2018 In 2016, there were 105 uncontested House races, according to State House News Service. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "Most Mass. state legislators don’t have an opponent this year," 5 June 2018 That's how the spring elections shape up for Waukesha County's nine southwest municipalities — and many seats will go uncontested — now that the Jan. 2 deadline for filing nomination papers has passed. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Springing ahead: Candidates file for municipal seats, but with few races in store," 3 Jan. 2018

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