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What is "the pull of levers"?

 
 
Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2014 12:27 am
It’s a surprisingly open- eyed assessment, both humble and grandiose,
but it omits a larger truth. Ailes made his career in a winner- take- all
world of 50.1 percent majorities measured by the pull of levers and click
of remotes: thumbs up, thumbs down; in or out; like him or hate him. But
his career, unlike a campaign, will be judged by both the good and the
bad. There are no referenda on a man’s legacy.

In this paragraph, what does "the pull of levers" mean?
Something related to media/television since Ailes is a media mogul?
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2014 02:17 am
@JustinXujia,
It's an expression. In an old-fashioned American voting booth, levers were used to vote with. You had to pull the lever to cast a vote.
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@Ragman,
Full of culture!!...
Thank you very much!
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2014 04:12 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

It's an expression. In an old-fashioned American voting booth, levers were used to vote with. You had to pull the lever to cast a vote.

http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/VotingBoothLeverNewYork.jpg
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