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- n. a chad that is bulging or pierced but is still attached to the voting ballot at all four corners
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- n. a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
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Seelye in the New York Times: “Variants include dimpled chad (bulging but not pierced), pregnant chad (attached by all four corners to a ballot that is either bulging or pierced), hanging chad (attached by a single corner), swinging-door chad (attached by two corners) and tri chad (attached by three corners).”