Votes (also called Vod) are a people of Votia in Ingria, the part of modern day northwestern Russia that is roughly southwest of Saint Petersburg and east of the Estonian border-town of Narva. Their own ethnic name is vadjalain (plural: vadjalaizõt). The Finnic Votic language spoken by Votes is close to extinction. Votians were one of the founding people of Veliky Novgorod. The Votic language is still spoken in three villages of historical Votia and by an unknown number of fluent Votic speakers in the countryside. The villages are Jõgõperä (Krakolje), Liivtšülä (Peski), and Luuditsa (Lužitsõ). There is a desire to protect and revive the Votic language from extinction.
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... On the issue of Labour anti-terrorism laws, he voted against only allowing people detained at a police station to be fingerprinted and searched for an identifying birthmark if it is in connection with a terrorism investigation ... He voted against changing the text in the Prevention of Terrorism Bill from "The Secretary of State may make a control order against an individual" to "The Secretary of State may apply to the court for a control order..." In March 2003, he voted against a motion that the case had not yet been made for war against Iraq, and voted for the declaration of war against Iraq ...
... Bush received 5,640 votes (71%) to 2,268 votes (29%) for John Kerry ... In 2006, Rick Santorum received 3,476 votes (63%) to 2,012 votes (37%) for Bob Casey, Jr ... Lynn Swann also received more than 60% of the Potter County vote in his defeat ...
... In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 60.7% of the vote here (2,280 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 37.4% (1,403 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (39 ... Bush received 66.7% of the vote here (2,321 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 33.2% (1,156 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (25 votes), among the 3,480 ballots cast by ... In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.7% of the vote here (1,982 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 21.5% (638 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with ...
... Bush received 13,919 votes (72%) to 5,423 votes (28%) for John Kerry ... In 2006, Lynn Swann received 9,998 votes (69%) to 4,477 votes (31%) for Ed Rendell, making it Swann's strongest county in his defeat ... Rick Santorum also received more than 60% of the Perry County vote in his defeat ...
... Most Votes were able to speak Izhorian and Russian as well as the Votic language ... Votes often referred to themselves as Izores, since this term was more commonly known among others ...
Famous quotes containing the word votes:
“I must sojourn once to the ballot-box before I die. I hear the ballot-box is a beautiful glass globe, so you can see all the votes as they go in. Now, the first time I vote Ill see if the womans vote looks any different from the restif it makes any stir or commotion. If it dont inside, it need not outside.”
—Sojourner Truth (c. 17971883)
“Yet do not I invite
The wrinkled shopman to my sounding woods,
Nor bid the unwilling senator
Ask votes of thrushes in the solitudes.
Every one to his chosen work.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“The war shook down the Tsardom, an unspeakable abomination, and made an end of the new German Empire and the old Apostolic Austrian one. It ... gave votes and seats in Parliament to women.... But if society can be reformed only by the accidental results of horrible catastrophes ... what hope is there for mankind in them? The war was a horror and everybody is the worse for it.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)