pregnant chad

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Noun1.pregnant chad - a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
chad - a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
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Such ballots, with their dimpled, hanging and pregnant chad, were at the center of the vote-counting debacle in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.
As for category three, it is for ballots with a small but discernible blunt or sharp bulge on the chad--a slightly pregnant chad.
Looking like a man a pregnant chad short of a proper ballot paper, he had the air of someone who would rather be a ranch hand.
Even if voters find the right number, they sometimes fail to fully detach the tiny rectangle of cardboard - a problem that gave rise to Florida's notorious hanging, dimpled and pregnant chad.
Or what the chad, the pregnant chad, the dimpled chad, the ugly chad, means.
The pregnant chad (not punched through) does not count.
For those who may have forgotten, the punch-card ballots and their hanging, dimpled and pregnant chad were, along with some minority Floridians wrongly being denied the right to vote in certain precincts, at the center of the storm that engulfed the state when Al Gore and George W.
Different types of voting technology were used, leading to voter confusion and those now infamous hanging, dimpled and pregnant chad and the equally infamous "butterfly ballots.
The now-infamous hanging, dimpled and pregnant chad caused the votes of many Florida voters to go uncounted.
Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury - the state's chief elections officer - has issued new directives that should at least provide needed uniformity in determining voter intent and in counting votes cast in seven Oregon counties, including Lane, still using the now-discredited punch-card ballots and their infamous dimpled, hanging and pregnant chad.
The infamous hanging, dimpled and pregnant chads of the 2000 election spurred state legislators to review their laws on counting ballots.

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