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fleeing voter syndrome

fleeing voter syndrome
 n.— «Stephen J. Strahs, co-founder of the two-year-old citizen elections watchdog group, said that county officials in the past have attributed these undercounts to the “fleeing voter syndrome.” This is the term used to describe voters who make their selections but leave the voting booth before pressing the green vote button on the electronic voting machines used by the county, said Strahs. If voters do not press that button, their votes are not recorded, he said.» —“Voting machine design gets criticism” by Margaret Gibbons Times Herald (Norisstown, Pennsylvania) Mar. 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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