Definition of swing vote in English:

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swing vote

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noun

chiefly US
A vote that has a decisive influence on the result of an election.
Example sentences
  • With polls indicating the ANC will win two-thirds of the vote nationally, the swing vote will not determine the government of the day.
  • The owner wants to be in control of that swing vote, which often means the owner is the swing vote.
  • There is also a very inspired black voter turnout, which in fact is the swing vote.

Derivatives

swing voter

noun
Example sentences
  • From being Labour's saviour and electoral ace with the swing voter, he will become the man in the way.
  • As a result, the all-important swing voter often sees little difference between candidates on the issues.
  • That brings us to the subject of our poll tonight on the highly coveted swing voter.

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Syllabification: swing vote

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