• Free and Independent Elector
    Free and Independent Elector
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Elector any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
    • n elector a citizen who has a legal right to vote
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Elector Hence, specifically, in any country, a person legally qualified to vote.
    • Elector In the old German empire, one of the princes entitled to choose the emperor.
    • Elector One of the persons chosen, by vote of the people in the United States, to elect the President and Vice President.
    • Elector One who elects, or has the right of choice; a person who is entitled to take part in an election, or to give his vote in favor of a candidate for office.
    • a Elector Pertaining to an election or to electors. "In favor of the electoral and other princes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n elector One who elects or has the right of choice; a person who has the legal right of voting for any functionary or the adoption of any measure; a voter. In free governments the people, or such of them as possess the prescribed qualifications, are the electors of their legislative representatives, and in some, as the United States, of their principal executive officers, and in some cases of their judicial officers.
    • n elector Specifically— In the Roman-German empire, one of the seven or more princes who had the right to elect the emperor. As established by the Golden Bull of 1356, these were the spiritual electors of Mayence, Treves, and Cologne, and the temporal electors of the Rhine Palatinate, Saxony, Brandenburg, and Bohemia. Other German princes, as the rulers of Bavaria, Hanover, etc., also had voices in the college of electoral princes for longer or shorter periods. The original electors held also the great magisterial offices of the imperial court. The whole system passed away with the empire in 1806. The temporal princes holding the right were generally known by the title of elector in their several dominions.
    • n elector In the United States, one of the presidential electors. See below.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Elector one who elects: one who has a vote at an election: the title formerly belonging to those princes and archbishops of the German Empire who had the right to elect the Emperor:—fem. Elect′ress, Elect′oress
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. eligere,: cf. F. électeur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. e, out, legĕre, to choose.


In literature:

The anger caused by the issue of the struggle with the Middlesex electors found voice in petitions to the throne.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
They are legally elected by electors chosen by the voters of the forty-eight states.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
The Imperial army under command of the Elector of Hanover was at Heilbronn in Wirtemberg, a mediaeval Imperial free town.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
The only question was whether the Elector Palatine or the Elector of Saxony would be chosen.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
On November 2d the South Carolina Legislature also cast 135 votes for the Pierce electors.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
These were conducted accordingly by the Elector of Treves.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg surnamed the Great Elector, was the son of the Elector George William.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Then each of the electors was at liberty to attack the candidate, to point out defects and recal misdeeds.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
The electoral vote of thirteen States was given to Adams, while Jackson received seven.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
It need not be required of the electors, after all, that they should make a long journey to the seat of the federal government.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske

In poetry:

"Then, as a free," myself replied,
"Elector of the State,
I hold my Rights can't be denied,
And I've been wronged of late.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
And yet, it did seem strange, because
Though, truly, as I've said,
I hit the State elector, 'twas
The Federal nose that bled.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
Soon the political machine
Beheld the profit it might glean
Thro' gifts spread thro' electorates
To help the "Outs" the "Ins" frustrate;
While shrewd "Ins", not to be outdone,
Increased the offers two to one.
"The Genesis of Gloom [Australian Variety]" by C J Dennis
Railways were built from here to there
That served no purpose anywhere,
And public works that did not pay
Like mushrooms, sprouted in a day,
With promises were issues fought,
And whole electorates were bought.
"The Genesis of Gloom [Australian Variety]" by C J Dennis
"I shall scheme to drag no railway through the back yard of this State;
Nor on any handy dust-heap in this dashed electorate
Shall I vote to plant a city, while the fact is evident
That abtter site is waiting elsewhere on the continent.
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis
Alfred Ebenezer Jackson raised a wild, derisive shout
From "intelligent electors." "Mad!" they said, "without a doubt."
And because they knew he meant it - ev'ry work he spoke or wrote -
Alfred Ebenezer Jackson did not get a single vote!
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis

In news:

NARA 's interactive electoral college map, here set to show Ronald Reagan's landslide 1984 win, allows users to look up past elections and test scenarios in the current contest.
Republicans Are Needlessly Offending Hispanics The current crop of candidates is walking directly into an electoral trap.
There was a moment last summer when independent Nicaraguans tried to intervene in the electoral contest.
Electoral College must stay, no matter what happens Tuesday.
Obama's reelection saw a new electoral coalition solidify, even though it wasn't a landslide.
Is Your Business Model As Obsolete As The Electoral College.
Obama's path to capturing Virginia again remains far from certain in a dead-heat race with Mitt Romney, whose White House dreams rely heavily on securing the state's 13 electoral votes.
A whimsical electoral map created by Chris Harris and Stephanie Chen.
An ongoing Senate deadlock over FEC nominees could mean the federal government's electoral referee is sidelined during the 2008 elections.
Vermont voters have overwhelmingly backed the re-election bid of President Barack Obama, giving him the state's three electoral votes.
The island's GOP primary electorate overwhelmingly favored former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney in the weekend primary contest.
The near-unanimous support for Proposition 40 and the fact that its own sponsors have abandoned it, coupled with the murky and costly effects a "no" vote would bring, provide a rare insight into our electorate.
Every four years, during the presidential election, someone (often many someones) grouses about the electoral college and how it should be reformed or or junked completely.
Really serious about giving up the electorally pleasing tough-on-crime mantra.
The Regulatory Pendulum and Electoral Guillotine.

In science:

The pool of electors (or voters) is a set of all data point pairs (Cn , Cm ) in a combined curve (A–curve together with the time and magnitude shifted B–curve).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
In the electoral process the null hypothesis is H0 : The data is consistent with the Newcomb– Benford proportions for the second significant digit (in Table 2), while the alternative H1 means that there is an inconsistency with the law.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
We show in the tables the value m which denotes the number of electoral units, and the median number of votes for the respective candidate on the information units.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
However, in the electoral processes presented here, the differences in the results with and without the restriction did not change much.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
This may be due to the fact that there is no constant upper bound, since the total number of electors is not the same for all polling stations.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela