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* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during news interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican who supports more environmental regulations and a conservative Democrat who advocates for increased border security (and whose name happens to be [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Donald]]).

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* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague and/or personal statements made by Johnson during news interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican who supports more environmental regulations and a conservative Democrat who advocates for increased border security (and whose name happens to be [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Donald]]).


* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican who supports more environmental regulations and a conservative Democrat who advocates for increased border security (and whose name happens to be [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Donald]]).

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* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during news interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican who supports more environmental regulations and a conservative Democrat who advocates for increased border security (and whose name happens to be [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Donald]]).


* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican who supports more environmental regulations and a conservative Democrat who advocates for increased border security (and whose name happens to be Donald).

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* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican who supports more environmental regulations and a conservative Democrat who advocates for increased border security (and whose name happens to be Donald).[[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Donald]]).


* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican and a conservative Democrat (whose name happens to be Donald).

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* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican who supports more environmental regulations and a conservative Democrat (whose who advocates for increased border security (and whose name happens to be Donald).


* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the candidates go as far as switching their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican and a conservative Democrat.

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* PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the presidential candidates go as far as switching to switch their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican and a conservative Democrat.Democrat (whose name happens to be Donald).


* HourglassPlot: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the candidates go as far as switching their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican and a conservative Democrat.

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* HourglassPlot: PerspectiveReversal: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the candidates go as far as switching their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican and a conservative Democrat.


* ElectionDayEpisode: The premise of the movie, as Bud Johnson, through an usual set of circumstances, is forced to recast an illegible ballot that will break the tie for New Mexico's Electoral votes and by extension decide the Presidential election.

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* ElectionDayEpisode: The premise of the movie, as Bud Johnson, through an usual unusual set of circumstances, is forced to recast an illegible ballot that will break the tie for New Mexico's Electoral votes and by extension decide the Presidential election.

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* HourglassPlot: In an attempt to pander to vague statements made by Johnson during interviews, the candidates go as far as switching their policy positions, resulting in a liberal Republican and a conservative Democrat.

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* AmbiguousEnding: The audience is never shown who Johnson actually voted for.


A 2008 American comedy-drama directed by Creator/JoshuaMichaelStern and starring Creator/KevinCostner as a man whose one vote will determine the entire US presidential election in a dramatic turn of events.

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''Swing Vote'' is a
2008 American comedy-drama directed by Creator/JoshuaMichaelStern and starring Creator/KevinCostner as a man whose one vote will determine the entire US presidential election in a dramatic turn of events.







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* ElectionDayEpisode: The premise of the movie, as Bud Johnson, through an usual set of circumstances, is forced to recast an illegible ballot that will break the tie for New Mexico's Electoral votes and by extension decide the Presidential election.

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* ElectionDayEpisode: The premise of the movie, as Bud Johnson, through an usual set of circumstances, is forced to recast an illegible ballot that will break the tie for New Mexico's Electoral votes and by extension decide the Presidential election.election.
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* BagOfLetters: The drunken hick, Johnson, (Costner) is holding the future of the [[ArtisticLicenseLaw country in his hands]] receives a number of these that he is too lazy to check. As a result, [[InnocentProdigy his daughter]] does her best to answer them, just to make the people sending them feel that someone's listening. At the end of the movie, Johnson [[spoiler:uses the letters to question the politicians, thus cutting through the B.S. and getting their real opinions, as well as responsibly representing the American people]].

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* BagOfLetters: BagsOfLetters: The drunken hick, Johnson, (Costner) is holding the future of the [[ArtisticLicenseLaw country in his hands]] receives a number of these that he is too lazy to check. As a result, [[InnocentProdigy his daughter]] does her best to answer them, just to make the people sending them feel that someone's listening. At the end of the movie, Johnson [[spoiler:uses the letters to question the politicians, thus cutting through the B.S. and getting their real opinions, as well as responsibly representing the American people]].

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A 2008 American comedy-drama directed by Creator/JoshuaMichaelStern and starring Creator/KevinCostner as a man whose one vote will determine the entire US presidential election in a dramatic turn of events.

The film also stars Creator/PaulaPatton, Creator/KelseyGrammer, Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/NathanLane, Creator/StanleyTucci, Creator/GeorgeLopez, and Creator/MadelineCarroll.


It was released on August 1, 2008.

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* BagOfLetters: The drunken hick, Johnson, (Costner) is holding the future of the [[ArtisticLicenseLaw country in his hands]] receives a number of these that he is too lazy to check. As a result, [[InnocentProdigy his daughter]] does her best to answer them, just to make the people sending them feel that someone's listening. At the end of the movie, Johnson [[spoiler:uses the letters to question the politicians, thus cutting through the B.S. and getting their real opinions, as well as responsibly representing the American people]].
* DecidedByOneVote: The presidential election is tied to the point of depending on the state of New Mexico's electoral votes. The state, however, is tied to the point of depending on a single precinct, which is waiting for one vote: That of Johnson's. He is lobbied- individually- by both candidates. (His phone has been cut off, so the candidates even make TV commercials directed at him.) Eventually, he moderates a debate between the two, asking questions sent in by voters nationwide, and ultimately makes a decision, however the decision is not revealed.
* ElectionDayEpisode: The premise of the movie, as Bud Johnson, through an usual set of circumstances, is forced to recast an illegible ballot that will break the tie for New Mexico's Electoral votes and by extension decide the Presidential election.

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