elector : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a citizen who has a legal right to vote
  • n  any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

  • The two most common ways: either the elector is nominated by his or her state party committee (usually as a reward for years of stumping for the party) or the elector .
  • 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.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    July 11, 2013 - Metropolitan News-Enterprise

  • Herb Titus in Huffington Post (blog)
    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,...
  • Charles Hendry in Bexhill Observer
    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...
  • Drew Edmondson in Tulsa World
    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....

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