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  1. hanging chadnoun

    a chad that is incompletely removed and hanging by one corner


  1. hanging chadnoun

    A piece of punch-through paper on a voting ballot that has not fully detached from the card-stock.


  1. hanging chad

    A hanging chad refers to a partially punched paper ballot where one or more corners remain attached. This term gained prominence during the 2000 United States Presidential Election, where it caused a high degree of controversy in Florida, as the automated vote counting machines could not accurately count these ballots.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanging chad in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanging chad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hanging chad in a Sentence

  1. Brian Kemp:

    The fraud we see in Georgia is with paper ballots, so, I would be very careful going back to the old days of the hanging chad.

  2. Justin Levitt:

    If the election is 537 votes apart in your crucial state, everything is your hanging chad.

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