What does "sway elections" mean?

"..there remains too little information to argue that Maria migrants will sway elections, said Daniel Smith.."

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  • Tmess2
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    In the example of the sentence, it is whether the group in question will have an impact significant enough to change the result.

    To explain the quote in more detail, as a result of Hurricane Maria, a significant number of Puerto Ricans have left the island and moved to the mainland. Because Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, upon establishing residency in a state they can vote. Since many of the Maria migrants have settled in Florida, the question is whether they will register in enough numbers and vote sufficiently as a block that the party that can obtain their support will win the election given how close Florida elections have been recently.

  • helene
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Influence or change.

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