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runoff primary

noun
1.
(especially in the southern U.S.) a second primary between the two leading candidates of the first primary to provide nomination by majority rather than by plurality.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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  • Absentee voting for military and overseas citizens for runoff primary elections.

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