popular vote


noun

the vote for a U.S. presidential candidate made by the qualified voters, as opposed to that made by the electoral college.Compare electoral vote.
the vote for a candidate, issue, etc., made by the qualified voters, as opposed to a vote made by elected representatives.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of popular vote

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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