Votes

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 ...
Perry County, Pennsylvania - Politics
... 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 ...
Potter County, Pennsylvania - Politics
... 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 ...
Votes - Culture - Language and Identity
... 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 I’ll see if the woman’s vote looks any different from the rest—if it makes any stir or commotion. If it don’t inside, it need not outside.
    Sojourner Truth (c. 1797–1883)

    If you can get enough votes so that mine will make a majority, you can have it.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    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 (1803–1882)