block vote

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a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents

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Some choices may be unexpected--new inductees Jack Nicholson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Parker Posey began their careers in B-Movies before hitting the A-list, and a huge number of Laurel & Hardy fans pushed a bloc vote for "The Flying Deuces.
On Monday, the university's administrative staff condemned the "unacceptable and undemocratic" way in which internal regulations had been changed, three weeks before the elections, reducing the department's bloc vote.
MINUTES after the Eastern Europe bloc vote ensured Russia won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Terry Wogan had an epiphany.
Far from the bloc vote, I would blame it on Brown, a total loser.
But veteran Unison organiser and Plaid Cymru Assembly candidate Ian Titherington said, 'I'm not naive enough to believe there will be a huge bloc vote transferring from Labour to Plaid, but I think it's a responsibility Plaid Cymru has, to offer a viable alternative to Labour in Wales.
The Trimble camp talk about an Orange bloc vote and a Young Unionist vote swelling the anti-agreement ranks.
Word is that there's even been an avid push within the academy's 394-member studio executive branch to bloc vote for ``Maguire,'' the one home team hope.
In the wake of the Rev Martin Smyth's leadership challenge and the RUC vote that went against him at the last council meeting, there was all this talk about the Orange Order wielding a bloc vote.
The lawmakers ``can change the political calculus of how things get done if they have an ethnic bloc vote,'' said Loyola Marymount political scientist Fernando Guerra.
In a nutshell, the bloc vote system can be used in multi-member districts, voters have as many votes as there are seats to be elected, the candidates who win the highest number of votes win, and finally voters can vote for candidates from different lists or party affiliations.
The past parliamentary elections in Lebanon were held under a bloc vote majoritarian system.
I must say also that there is hardly any group that can get their resolution adopted without the bloc vote of Africa.
It seeks to end the out-dated feudal structures which, since the creation of Pakistan, have delivered the bloc votes that have entrenched the ruling elites in power and replace them with a genuinely democratic system in which every vote counts.
He has topped the popularity poll of personal votes when standing for our bureau against huge bloc votes, and he has always been an extremely respected voice in our group discussions.
The fiscal 2009 budget is expected to clear the Diet in mid-March even if the DPJ-led opposition bloc votes it down in the opposition-controlled House of Councillors, as the more powerful lower house's decision takes precedence on budgets and treaties.