tactical voting


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tactical voting

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in an election) the practice of casting one's vote not for the party of one's choice but for the second strongest contender in order to defeat the likeliest winner
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tactical voting

n (Brit Pol) → taktisches Wahlverhalten

tactical voting

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Molly-Mae and Tommy had been accused of tactical voting when Anton got the boot and fans speculated something was afoot.
The party may have fallen victim to tactical voting but the result is a reminder of the electoral challenges facing Jeremy Corbyn.
In a series of posts on Twitter, Mr Campbell said the email informing him of his expulsion came as the Labour leadership "finally seems to be moving to the right place on Brexit, not least thanks to tactical voting by party members, including MPs, councillors and peers" who back a so-called People's Vote.
Campbell said he was "sad and disappointed" to receive an email expelling him from the party, "particularly on a day [that its] leadership finally seems to be moving to the right place on Brexit, not least thanks to tactical voting by party members, including MPs, councillors and peers who back [a second referendum]".
She admitted she had threatened to quit in an internal row over tactical voting but she has now indicated all MPs within the party are moving towards a closer relationship with the Liberal Democrats.
His party's leader, Heidi Allen, admitted she threatened to quit in an internal row over tactical voting to maximise the pro-remain challenge to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party.
As a result, tactical voting to pump up the support of another party can make sense, just as it does in first past the post.
At the same time, the main parties will receive only their remain votes, as they dare not resort to open tactical voting themselves.
'Even in the case of Kelantan and Terengganu, it was obvious that fence-sitters resorted to tactical voting in the last week of campaigning; throwing their support behind PAS (instead of PH) because realistically speaking only PAS was strong enough (as the second party in Kelantan and Terengganu) to defeat BN in those states.
He added the winner can't just win with tactical voting. "A lot of the singers are major stars.
The current electoral result has occurred because many supporters of the minor parties, combined with an increase in youth T/O, have coalesced around Labour as a result of tactical voting (AV).
We start today with a look at the Dewsbury constituency which is the most marginal in Kirklees and the big question here is where the people who voted UKIP last time are likely to put their cross this time, and could tactical voting have an impact?

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