October surprise


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October surprise

n
a major event, occurring shortly before a presidential election, which influences the result

October surprise

- An unexpected, but popular, political act made just prior to a November election, in an attempt to win votes.
See also related terms for unexpected.
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8, 2016: Stone tells a Republican group that hes been in contact with Assange and that the next documents to be released were related to the Clinton Foundation "but theres no telling what the October surprise may be."
Gary Sick, a White House National Security Council aide, spun the wild "October Surprise" conspiracy theory later discredited by congressional investigation.
"The October surprise concentrated exclusively on a sole item in the consumer basket: food, particularly fruit," #317ubomiacuter Korscaronnaacutek, analyst with UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, wrote in a memo.On the other hand, fuel prices continued increasing, while demand inflation did not report any changes to its annual growth dynamics, Korscaron#328aacutek added.
acents That the caravan of refugees heading north from Honduras is the sort of "October surprise" that changes the subject -- and the outcome -- of an election.
The Bethel School District also had an October surprise: 59 fewer students showed up to school for the 2017-18 school year than the year before.
Clinton and several of her supporters believe the so-called "October surprise" cost her the 2016 presidential race.
Consider what the results might have been had Republican primary candidates done solid opposition research on Trump; had FBI Director James Comey not dropped his October surprise; had 9 per cent of voters ages 18 to 29 not voted for third parties, or 8 per cent of voters ages 30 to 44.
FBI Director James Comey's ethically questionable decision to note in a vaguely worded letter to Congress the discovery of a new batch of emails potentially linked to Secretary Clinton certainly is an "October Surprise." It's an unwelcome distraction for Clinton who sought to turn the remaining days of this long election season as Americans go to vote as a referendum on Donald Trump's fitness more so than her own.
Baltimore, MD, October 12, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Reacting to dissatisfaction expressed in the media with the presidential candidate choices by a growing number of citizens and a voting system with questionable integrity, First Citizen launches an October Surprise designed to shatter party politics; an online election with a ballot that adds "None of the Above" to the voting process.
Here was an "October surprise" that would have been a far more devastating than what was a revealed in May, a summary of Clinton's infamous Wall Street speech transcripts, flagged for the nastiest bits by a member of the campaign research staff.
Trump supporters had been hopeful Wikileaks would deliver an October surprise to end Clinton's White House hopes.
Potential criminal issue hanging over her campaign, not including whatever the 'October surprise' will bring.