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Re: Another proposal.

On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 05:31:04PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > Likewise, the 2002 election was not a runaway for any candidate (unless
> > you're a Republican, where defeating a Democratic candidate by less than
> > one percentage point counts as an "overwhelming mandate" for a
> > hard-right conservative agenda.)
> That's some other group, not debian.

I was, in fact, referring to the 2002 DPL election in my main statement.
The parenthetical was a reference to the 2002 U.S. Congressional
elections for the sake of a joke.

Sorry for the confusion.

> > > In these votes,
> > > the winning option hasn't needed to satisfy that kind of requirement,
> > > but even if they had it wouldn't have been a problem.
> > 
> > Well, yeah, it would have, unless I just plain don't know how to read
> > the results, which I suppose is possible.
> I'm not sure what you're saying, here.

Were the votes I was citing as simple majority victories actual simply
majority victories?  I was just going by the tally of votes for the
most-dominant-option over the 2nd-most-dominant option.

G. Branden Robinson                |    One man's theology is another man's
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    belly laugh.
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