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  • n. Plural form of overvote.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overvote.

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Examples

  • One of the most troubling issues was so-called overvotes -- where it appeared that more than one candidate had been chosen.

    Craig Crawford: Bush's Legacy: A Flawed Election

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Federal Judge Orders All 2004 Ohio ballots preserved'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Columbus attorney Clifford Arnebeck and other complainants said an ongoing investigation has found a pattern of tampering, that punch-card ballots in at least six urban counties including Hamilton show a systematic pattern of multiple punches or so-called overvotes that disproportionately favored President Bush over Democratic Sen. John Kerry.'

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Federal Judge Orders All 2004 Ohio ballots preserved

  • Columbus attorney Clifford Arnebeck and other complainants said an ongoing investigation has found a pattern of tampering, that punch-card ballots in at least six urban counties including Hamilton show a systematic pattern of multiple punches or so-called overvotes that disproportionately favored President Bush over Democratic Sen. John Kerry.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Federal Judge Orders All 2004 Ohio ballots preserved

  • The Brennan Center has filed a legal challenge to New York's method of handling so-called overvotes - ballots on which a voter fills in ovals next to the names of two candidates for a single office.

    NYDN Rss

  • The voters got confused and wound up selecting two candidates - mistakes known as "overvotes" that were quietly disqualified, according to the report.

    NYDN Rss

  • Although these votes should probably have been classified as overvotes rather than undervotes, in either eventuality they are not very useful to us.

    The Latest on Air America

  • What about "overvotes" (where voters punched more than one hole)?

    The Minnesota Recount Was Unconstitutional

  • I'd also clarify that the "overvotes" category includes all non-blank spoiled ballots, and all things that ever seemed to be ballots in the initial count.

    Sound Politics: King Cantcounty lost 62 ballots in recount

  • "Successfully prevented such 'overvotes' from being counted" is what I ought to have said.

    Authentic Candidates

  • Instead, they bent over backwards to concoct hypothetical situations in which George W. Bush might still have won the presidency – if the recount had been limited to only a few counties or if legal "overvotes," where a voter both checks and writes in the name of the candidate, were cast aside.

    Explaining the Bush Cocoon

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