vot·​er | \ ˈvō-tər How to pronounce voter (audio) \

Definition of voter

: one that votes or has the legal right to vote

Examples of voter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No evidence of voter fraud has emerged over the past four months, and Joe Biden has been president since January 20. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Sunday Shows Are Hopelessly Broken," 23 Feb. 2021 Groups such as the Brennan Center for Justice have found voter fraud is exceedingly rare. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Dissent by Justice Thomas in election case draws fire for revisiting baseless Trump fraud claims," 22 Feb. 2021 Trump falsely claimed to have won the presidential election and made other false claims of widespread voter fraud. Tyler Olson, Fox News, "Kelly Loeffler starts voter organization to rival Stacey Abrams’ political machine after GOP losses in Georgia," 22 Feb. 2021 While there are clear problems with our democracy and voting systems that must be fixed, these issues don’t arise from voter fraud. Ronald Newman, Time, "If the Biden Administration Is Serious About Protecting Voting Rights, Here's What It Should Do Immediately," 22 Feb. 2021 Trump’s unfounded allegations of massive voter fraud were tagged by Twitter and other social media outlets as disputed. Steven Walker,, "CPAC, America’s biggest conservative event, is coming to Orlando. Organizers say it will be safe.," 20 Feb. 2021 To explain the efforts, Florida Republicans point not to evidence of problems but to the potential for voter fraud and suspicion about the process. Nicholas Riccardi And Bobby Caina Calvan, Star Tribune, "Florida is a model for voting. The GOP wants change anyway.," 19 Feb. 2021 This is the man who defended Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud that led to last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, even after Trump lobbed personal insults at him and his family for years. Lydia Wang,, "Ted Cruz, Best Dad Ever, Blamed His Cancun Vacation On His Daughters," 19 Feb. 2021 From the week the votes were cast last November, Johnson helped spread Trump’s lie that the election was stolen, helped perpetuate the myth that voter fraud cost the former president the election. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Editorial: Ron Johnson's whitewash of the U.S. Capitol riot shows why Wisconsin's senior senator has to go," 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of voter

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of voter was circa 1600

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26 Feb 2021

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“Voter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of voter

: a person who votes or who has the legal right to vote


vot·​er | \ ˈvō-tər How to pronounce voter (audio) \

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: a person who votes or who has the legal right to vote

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