Challenge to the polls

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Challenge to the polls an exception taken to any one or more of the individual jurors returned.
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Usage

In literature:

If the voter, when challenged, cannot sign his polling-card, he may call a witness to sign for him.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

New poll data shows that while President Barack Obama maintains a slight lead in the overall race, he can't hope to catch challenger Mitt Romney in support among military veterans.
The Justice Department would be right to challenge this new law as an unconstitutional poll tax .
President Barack Obama has a growing lead in polls and an easier path to the White House than challenger Mitt Romney, but the Republican is still within striking distance with eight weeks to go before the election.
While many poll watchers say Rep Ed Royce has little to worry about in his bid for reelection in a newly redrawn 39th Congressional District, his challenger Jay Chen is mounting a feisty battle against the incumbent.
BOSTON — A new poll is giving an edge to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in the state's volatile US Senate race.
The top lawyer for President Barack Obama's campaign asked Tuesday for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to look into a report that Republican challenger Mitt Romney's staff is training poll watchers using inaccurate information.
Jay Nixon leads challenger Dave Spence 48 percent to 42 percent, with 9 percent undecided, according to a poll conducted for The Star.
Republican US Rep John Kline leads DFL challenger Mike Obermueller 49 percent to 41 percent in the 2nd Congressional District, according to a new poll released Tuesday, Oct 23.
Township Republicans will go to the polls on Tuesday, June 5, to choose between incumbent township committeeman Robert Campbell and challenger Robert Lore to wear the party mantle in November's general election.
Both Chavez and challenger Henrique Capriles are mobilizing hundreds of thousands of supporters and will be keeping a close eye on the polls to make sure the other side doesn't try any tricks.
With just a week to go before the election Congressman David Cicilline and Republican challenger Brendan Doherty are neck-and-neck according to a WPRI-TV poll.
On Tuesday, scores of millions of Americans will head to their local polling locations and vote on many contests, most notably the presidential race between incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.
WASHINGTON — Amer­i­cans are grow­ing more pes­simistic about the econ­omy and han­dling it remains Pres­i­dent Barack Obama's weak spot and biggest chal­lenge in his bid for a sec­ond term, accord­ing to a new Asso­ci­ated Press-GfK poll.
WASHINGTON — Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy and handling it remains President Barack Obama's weak spot and biggest challenge in his bid for a second term, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
The poll reiterated what other polls have shown, which is that the president and challenger continue to be in an extremely tight race.
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