v. To recall or otherwise remove from office an elected official.
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Locally, there has been an ongoing protest campaign to force Emerson to resign and to run again in a byelection, this time as a Conservative. …

Chalmers said the campaign to de-elect Emerson continues to gain momentum, supporters and donations.
—“Emerson, Harper cleared by watchdog,”, March 20, 2006
A simple little black and white sign sticky-taped to a fence which, although heartfelt, did not look like any officially approved electoral advertising.

Simply it read "De-elect the Health Minister — he is a health hazard."
—“The Real Stories,” Hobart Mercury, March 17, 2006
1987 (earliest)
These commuter routes were forced on the Hill when its population was poor and defenseless.

We're working now to de-elect the politicians that continue to permit it.
—Robert Thomas, “White Lines,” The Washington Post, August 07, 1987
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