split the vote

split the vote
split the vote
To injure a cause by influencing a body of possible supporters to vote in some other way (voteˈ-splittˈing noun)
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Main Entry:vote

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(of a candidate or minority party) attract votes from another candidate or party with the result that both are defeated by a third

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