tactical voting


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tactical voting

(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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Had it been left to me, I would have absolutely advised tactical voting."
'Likewise, the voters knew enough which party was the strongest to defeat BN in a 3-corner fight elsewhere, that there was a widespread tactical voting (especially among the Malays) throughout the country,' he said.
That means voting patterns are to some extent untested and leaves potential for tactical voting by left and far-right supporters as well.
Last year's player of the year award, won by Lionel Messi ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, saw apparently tactical voting by the players.
Opinion polling has suggested that the SNP will depose the Treasury Chief Secretary, who acknowledged he faces a "close fight" but suggested tactical voting could help him keep the seat.
For the first time since 1950, the Muslims secured almost their due share in proportion to their state population, primarily because they accepted the strategy of tactical voting, voting unitedly and massively for one selected candidate in many constituencies of Muslim concentration and not dividing their votes on the basis of political affinity, sect or grouping.
I was sorry to see Craig Colton go last week, he is a talented lad and very humble, but it's got to that point when everybody left is super talented and it's left to the public to decide who is their favourite, and of course the tactical voting from the judges when it comes down to the final two.
Tactical voting - punters are encouraged to back candidates they think are most likely to win rather than the ones they actually support.
Campaigners say tactical voting would become a thing of the past under AV, as all votes cast would count towards who was elected.
Bihar's poll outcome has underscored an important fact -- Muslims can resort to "tactical voting" if presented with a "moderate" BJP.
With two days of campaigning left before polling day, the call for tactical voting is likely to be seen as a sign of desperation by a Labour Party that knows its 13 year grip on power is slipping.
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