from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To disfranchise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to deprive someone of a franchise, generally their right to vote
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To disfranchise; to deprive of the rights of a citizen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disfranchise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of voting rights
Barack Obama is in Florida to raise money from voters whom he has worked hard to disenfranchise from the Democratic Party’s nomination process.
Libya's new government "will by definition disenfranchise religious minorities" and women.
Didn't Clinton herself agree to "disenfranchise" the voters of MI and FL in the fall of 2007?
The only way she is winning the popular vote is to "disenfranchise" (that's right I said it Hillary) the 200 some odd thousand voters in MI that went for Obama.
If we "disenfranchise" millions of voters, then Clinton does have the lead.
Clinton is talking about how we don't want to "disenfranchise" voters, while she is disenfranchsing everyone who caucused. marygrace
So, evidently, it's not OK to 'disenfranchise' the voters in FL and MI, who broke the rules, but it is OK to disenfranchise all those voters who came out to caucus for their candidates in accordance with the rules.
Thank God! Someone else who has no problem stating the FACTS/TRUTH that Hillary signed on the dotted line like everyone else to "disenfranchise" (her words now) the voters of these two states.
April 25th, 2008 10: 48 am ET so now its clinton's people that want to "disenfranchise" people?
If we count the votes in FL and MI and do not "disenfranchise" those voters – how are the voter's in the caucas states to be "counted" in order for them not to be "disenfranchised?"
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