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- n. Explicit or implicit revocation of, or failure to grant the right to vote, to a person or group of people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Disfranchisement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise
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But with 367 delegate seats at stake -- and the Clinton campaign raising political tempers over what it calls disenfranchisement of Florida and Michigan voters -- the party is preparing for overflow seating and bussed-in crowds at the Washington hotel where the committee is meeting.
At the end of the day, Florida voters '"disenfranchisement" is not the doing of the national party, it's the doing of Florida voters.
The disenfranchisement is real and needs to be taken into account.
The indifference to Jim Crow and women's disenfranchisement is repulsive, yes, but this one is just plain puzzling:
The fact that they liken the current scenario in Florida and Michigan to disenfranchisement is beyond insulting.
Our disenfranchisement is as real as that of the blacks.
Michigan and Florida's delegates WILL be counted but you made an agreement with the DNC and to now that agreement to exploit voters disenfranchisement is just shameful.
Voluntary disenfranchisement is a feature, not a bug.
I think that another complaint I have with the idea of Black disenfranchisement is that requires intent, or in the legal sense, scienter.
[dare I use the word disenfranchisement?] for those constituents of their important issues and district case work.