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Definition of Election

Election

  1. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
  2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor.
  3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
  4. Discriminating choice; discernment.
  5. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism.
  6. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
  7. Those who are elected.

Election Quotations

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin

The political process does not end on Election Day. Young people need to stay involved in the process by continuing to pay attention to the conversation and holding their leaders accountable for the decisions they make.
Patrick Murphy

During the Cold War, America undertook serious military cuts only once: after the election of Richard Nixon, during the Vietnam War. The result: Vietnam fell to the Communists, the Russians moved into Afghanistan, and American influence around the globe waned dramatically.
Ben Shapiro

The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
Joseph Stalin

The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
Gerald R. Ford
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Election Translations

election in Afrikaans is keuse
election in Danish is valg
election in Dutch is optie, verkiezing, keuze, keur, keus
election in German is Wahl
election in Italian is elezione
election in Norwegian is valg
election in Swedish is val
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