swing voter

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Noun1.swing voter - a voter who has no allegiance to any political party and whose unpredictable decisions can swing the outcome of an election one way or the other
elector, voter - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
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Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1988 and has become the swing vote of the nine-member Supreme Court, siding on some cases with the conservative wing of judges, and on others with the liberals.
Being a swing vote, people pay a lot more attention to what you say and think," he said.
Dividing the number of Electoral College votes at stake (29) by the popular vote margin (73,189) yields the S-fraction, or the Electoral College impact of each swing vote in that state.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, often a swing vote in important cases, said there is a "powerful'' point to the Obama administration's argument that the law would fall apart if the subsidies were ruled unlawful.
It was seconded by Selectman Tony Archinski, with Chairwoman Cathy Richardson casting decisive swing vote.
That power comes from the ability to be the swing vote on issues that would otherwise be blocked.
Kevin Priola, who is Catholic, was a crucial swing vote in advancing the bill.
Bosnia remains a swing vote seeing pressure from both the Palestinians and United States.
This is possible provided that the Albanian political factor has in its hand the decisive vote or what is known as a swing vote.
As federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney expressed it: "2he Catholic vote is a key swing vote in the electorate .
My stump speech was designed to woo your swing vote, with promises of plenty and a relationship that would not tax either of us.
SWING VOTE The PM takes to the crease in India yesterday