overturn the ballot


Shreck, a powerful magnate, wants The Penguin to run for mayor, to which Penguin notes that the election happened only last month. Shreck:
-- You're right, we missed the regularly scheduled election but elected officials can be recalled, impeached, given the boot. Look at Nixon. Agnew. (......) We're gonna need signatures to overturn the ballot. I can supply those.
Batman Returns, movie

Explain please the phrase. Thanks.
  • VicNicSor

    Reverse the vote, change it, by getting people to sign (what I suppose is) a kind of petition.
    By "the ballot" he refers to the elections that happened last month, and by "reverse" you mean this: "revoke or annul (a judgement, sentence, or decree made by a lower court or authority)", right?:)
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