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Block voting

Describes a group of shareholders banding together to vote their shares in a single block.

Block Voting

A voting system where a large number of shareholders band together and vote the same way with all of their shares. This gives the block more leverage over shareholder votes. Block voting should not be confused with a block trade, which is a different concept altogether.
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(8) In short, the LULAC court rejected the notion that a mete correlation between race and vote could demonstrate legally significant racial bloc voting. Instead, the court demanded evidence of the causes behind those voting patterns.
The Court also believed that creating racial districts has harmful societal effects by exacerbating racial bloc voting and suggesting to elected officials that their primary obligation is to represent only members of their own race (Shaw v.
The Party-list Coalition-with its 61 members-will do a bloc voting during the speakership election next month.
Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) is a group known for its practice of bloc voting.
Over the years, the percentage of people who follow bloc voting has decreased, a political analyst noted.
But Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee ruled that bloc voting would only be allowed after the lunch break.
The Luhya are latecomers onto the bandwagon of ethnic bloc voting. The Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luo and Kamba long mastered this strategy, whereas the Luhya practice 'democracy', which splits their vote.
Sadly the bloc voting from the eastern countries has ruined the event in recent years.
The argument often used against adopting such a system here that it will be harmful to democracy can be easily disproved when you consider no soldier died for an ideal of bloc voting, lobbyists, cash for questions and even more cash for supper at Downing Street.
Critics claim the current system, which replaced juries in 1997, has led to nations sharing borders "bloc voting" - leaving some countries, such as the UK, repeatedly finishing last.
* SAG and negotiating partner AFTRA are locked in internal fights over the 50-50 allocation of seats at the bargaining table (SAG performs 90% of the work under the film-TV contract) and a recent move instituting bloc voting by SAG reps.
Bloc voting by the two international unions that have provided much of the energy and working capital for the Labor Party initiative--the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers (OCAW) and the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE)--prevented the new party from adopting an electoral strategy.