voting machine

noun

: a mechanical device for recording and counting votes cast in an election

Examples of voting machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fox News is trying to fight off the defamation lawsuit from Smartmatic by challenging the voting machine company’s damages claim. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2024 Fox last April agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems nearly $800 million to avert a trial in the voting machine company’s lawsuit that would have exposed how the network promoted lies about the 2020 election on shows by Dobbs and other hosts. Steve Karnowski, Fortune, 13 Jan. 2024 Dominion and another voting machine company, Smartmatic, have separate lawsuits pending against media companies, Giuliani, former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and others. Olivia Diaz, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2023 In April, Fox News agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems almost $780 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that the network damaged the voting machine company’s reputation by peddling false claims that its equipment switched votes from Trump to Biden. Olivia Diaz, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2023 Key Background Smartmatic’s case against Fox, its anchors and Giuliani is one of five defamation suits the voting machine company has brought in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Powell's attorney fiercely contends that Powell was not involved in the voting machine breach in Coffee County as alleged in the charges against her. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 5 Oct. 2023 Smartmatic, a voting machine company, has a similar suit against the network, asking for $2.7 billion in damages. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Fox is still fighting a separate defamation lawsuit from Smartmatic, another voting machine company that was accused of rigging the 2020 election and is seeking more than $2 billion in damages. Marshall Cohen, CNN, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of voting machine was in 1848

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“Voting machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voting%20machine. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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voting machine

noun
: a mechanical device for recording and counting votes cast in an election

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