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plunking
 n.— «Another potential influence on the outcome may have been what’s known in election parlance as “plunking,” in which votes are not cast in a particular race. Though 20,941 voters went to the polls in Somerset County and could vote for two judges, the three candidates combined for 32,721 votes. That means 9,161 votes weren’t cast, either intentionally or by voters who didn’t know they could select two judges—enough to easily sway the decision.» —“North decisive in judge election” by Kirk Swauger Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) Nov. 12, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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