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

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'This is what we had hoped to happen in the last elections when we called the public to jettison the two major political parties and for the youths to recognise that they actually have a powerful bloc vote and they should exercise it in a progressive way.
The Republicans resent the fact that blacks bloc vote for Democrats..." Conservative Democrats flocked to the Republican Party a move mirrored throughout the South that set the stage for the era of "Ronald Reagan conservatism."
(54) A majority agreed that "in general, a white bloc vote that normally will defeat the combined strength of minority support plus white 'crossover' votes rises to the level of legally significant white bloc voting." (55) But the Justices were conflicted about whether the forces driving polarized voting patterns were relevant to this finding.
MINUTES after the Eastern Europe bloc vote ensured Russia won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Terry Wogan had an epiphany.
Expect her to pop up at a Eurovision Song Contest and pick up the Eastern Bloc vote. PC
By ruthlessly exploiting the apathy of the majority of members they have succeeded in turning our ballot type of election into a near replica of the discredited bloc vote system.
"But I am not aware of such a bloc vote even existing and I suspect if there was such a vote, we might have got a different result."
Yet they knew the final result of the survey - on Labour voting reform - would be cast as a bloc vote for the union at conference.
Frank Smith had gained political preferment by utilizing the threat of an Irish Catholic bloc vote. Now, he repaid his mentor, Archbishop Lynch, by defying him on separate school issues, thereby alienating himself from him.
He said Jubilee MPs are not afraid of the new party to be formed after the merger, but a strong voting bloc vote which will be created.
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. On the same day one of the candidates accused Zenios of changing the deadline for candidates' access to the university's e-mailing list, allegedly because of a deal done between another candidate and one of the student organizations.
Far from the bloc vote, I would blame it on Brown, a total loser.
The Republicans resent the fact that blacks bloc vote for Democrats..." Conservative Democrats flocked to the Republican Party, a move mirrored throughout the South that set the stage for the era of "Ronald Reagan conservatism."
It was raised by the Barisan Nasional (BN) representative for a bloc vote to be carried out, 'Vigneswaran told the Malay Mail.
BLOC VOTE: Serbia won with top votes from five Eastern Bloc nations; LAUGH: Terry; ON SONG: Cheryl, second right; FUN: Russ, centre