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The uncertain growth outlook amid the Covid-19 pandemic means this election should be less decisive for market direction, they said.Goldman Sachs to investors: Fears of a delayed presidential election result are overblown|Bernhard Warner|September 25, 2020|Fortune
“Tipping-point chance” is the chance that a given state will provide the decisive vote in the Electoral College.Why Four Pivotal Swing States Likely Won’t Be Called On Election Night|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
We were not used to seeing the upper Midwest as decisive and so I think didn’t look as hard at Wisconsin and Michigan and Pennsylvania as we ought to have.
We already knew that women voters would be a decisive force in the 2020 presidential election.The women at the center of the fight over the Supreme Court|kristenlbellstrom|September 22, 2020|Fortune
She leaves behind a legacy as a fierce advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, as well as a decisive voice on the highest US court for progressive causes ranging from immigration to accessible healthcare and affirmative action.Ruth Bader Ginsburg was right to keep working until the end|Sarah Todd|September 19, 2020|Quartz
It is not a decisive war, with a single, signature victory, but a war of attrition.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In nearly every statewide or federal election where they were predicted to play decisive roles, independents under-performed.
Regardless of how it occurred, this gap was not decisive in a state where Braley lost by nearly 100,000 voters.Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats?|Ben Jacobs|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Older voters will be the first and perhaps decisive battleground for 2016.
It was thought essential to strike hard and fast with maximum force in order to achieve quick, decisive victory.Barbara Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ Is Still WWI’s Peerless Chronicle|James A. Warren|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The language and demeanor of Mr Bellamy seemed decisive of his intentions.
The successful crossing of the Danube was soon followed by the decisive battle of Austerlitz.
And she saw at once that he had done nothing of the sort; saw it without any more decisive denial.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
It was a disappointment to the Americans who had looked forward to inflicting a decisive and crushing defeat on the enemy.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In 1807, however, he was called up to reinforce the Grand Army in time to take part in the decisive battle at Friedland.