elector elector

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a citizen who has a legal right to vote
  2. (n) any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

Usage(s):

  1. No elector has dared or chosen to break his pledge since 1796 when Samuel Miles, a Federalist elector in Pennsylvania, voted for Thomas Jefferson instead of John Adams.
  2. One Cardinal elector said many of the 20-member Latin American bloc closely aligned with the German's traditionalist stance arrived intent on getting Ratzinger elected.
  3. An elector is chosen for every electoral vote available to a state.

News

  • Sway Outcome

    Republicans sued last year over the law, arguing that NOTC could siphon votes from a disgruntled electorate and sway the outcome of a close 2012 presidential and Nevada U.S. Senate race.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "I think it should be resolved. The duty is in the Electoral College. Every Obama elector that is committed to casting a vote on the 15th of December, they have a constitutional duty to make certain whether Mr. Obama is a natural-born citizen,"...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Herb Titus Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. Wealden MP Charles Hendry, whose expenses were £138,655, said, "Last year my expenses worked out at £1.65 per elector - those on the electoral roll - and £1.30 per Wealden constituent. Wealden is one of the biggest constituencies in the south...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Charles Hendry Source: Bexhill Observer

  3. "Oklahoma law requires anyone who circulates a petition be a qualified elector; that means a US citizen over the age of 18 and a resident of Oklahoma," said Attorney General Drew Edmondson, whose office oversees the multicounty grand jury....
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Drew Edmondson Source: Tulsa World

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