swing vote

swing vote
swing vote noun (US)
1. A casting vote
2. A vote that determines the outcome of a ballot
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n. a vote that has a decisive influence on the result of an election
swing voter n.

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ˌswing ˈvote 8 [swing vote] noun countable, singular (NAmE)
the votes of people who do not always vote for the same political party and have not decided which party to vote for in an election

his appeal to the crucial swing vote

the shrinking of the swing vote

Catholics are important swing votes in this election.

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