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straight ticket

A voting ballot in which all the candidates voted for in a particular election are of the same political party. To be honest, I don't know the policies of anyone besides the presidential candidate, so I always just vote a straight ticket.
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straight ticket

All the candidates of a single political party, as in Are you going to vote a straight ticket again? [Mid-1800s] Also see split ticket.
See also: straight, ticket
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Again, voting for James Soong positively associates with voting for the PFP, although the level of significance is lower in the district and straight ticket models than the other party models.
The visual text of the ad read, "Vote for Democrats." (25) Though not explicitly condoned in the advertisement, the implication was to vote a straight ticket. This goal was made markedly easier by the ability of Texas voters to do so with a single checkmark.
The House also approved a bill that would force voters to make an individual decision on every ballot item, starting with the 2020 election, instead of voting straight ticket with a single move.
"I think the bill's author got here on the basis of straight ticket voting," Dutton said.
And in both places, Republican straight ticket voting fell a bit in 2008, rose in 2012 and fell again this year; GOP voters accounted for a bigger share in both places in 2004 than they did this year.
Democrats have tried to do away with the ability to vote a straight ticket, which has always been seen as benefiting Republicans.
In response, Abbott tweeted: "This happens when voting straight ticket & then click for Trump.
Some will argue that a particular political party has certain values, so if you vote a straight ticket, you will be voting for those values, but I disagree.
"Given the current sentiment of voters, the drumbeat of news of corruption at the highest levels of State government, the disastrous Trump candidacy and a poor outlook for Republican straight ticket voting - Democrats won't need as much money as their counterparts to be competitive," Beatty wrote.
Its sponsors argued that people would still have been able to vote a straight ticket but would have had to do so one candidate at a time.
And in the return of The Straight Ticket segment, we'll bring you a dramatization of what could happen in Cleveland from the perspective of two delegates.
Rick Perry on several issues, including voter ID legislation, said making such a big decision without finding out more from states that have eliminated straight ticket voting recently, would be premature.
In Texas, the straight ticket has lately been a boon to Republican candidates, but some of their pollsters are convinced that November voters are different from the primary voters and consider it foolish to rely on the party flag alone to carry their candidates to election wins.
"Voting is increasingly, top to bottom, straight ticket in Texas." If voters start splitting tickets - picking a Republican for one statewide office and a Democrat for another, for instance - that would be bad news for the incumbent party and good news for the outsiders.
* "Used to be close to a straight ticket Republican until the Tea Partiers entered the picture.