vote (one) into (something)

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vote (one) into (something)

To elect one into a position in public office through an official vote. Often used in passive constructions. It is the first time a candidate from a third political party has been voted into the presidency in over 70 years. We still have a number of questions we'd like answered before we feel prepared to vote him into the club.
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vote someone into something

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to elect someone to office or to membership in a group. The other party finally voted a candidate into office. The people voted in the new officers.
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vote into

v.
1. To select someone or something by vote for some office or for membership; elect someone or something to something: You must meet certain requirements in order to be voted into the club. We voted her into office by a landslide majority.
2. To ratify or reject some legislation, so as to bring it into some state of existence: Californians must decide whether to vote these propositions into law.
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'Our government when you vote us into power will not short change you.
'Nobody can remove the party from the people's hearts and minds and the time is not far off when the people will vote us into power yet again,' he said.
"We are grateful to be accepted as members of the SFL and accept their decision to vote us into Division Three," he told the official Rangers website* Queens Park chairman Malky Mackay Snr arrives for the Scottish Football League meeting at Hampden Park yesterday "It is a matter of regret for all of us involved with Rangers that the issues surrounding the club resulted in the SFL and its members being placed in a very difficult position not of their own making.
Green said: "We are grateful to be accepted as members of the SFL and accept their decision to vote us into Division Three.
"Although it is a bit of fun, myself and the other lads want to win the competition and hope the public vote us into next month's final."