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Re: Updated proposed ballot for the constitutional amendment (clarification of section 4.1.5)

On 2003-10-14, Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> wrote:
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> On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 21:28, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> 	And what is the difference between a 3:1 majority and a 3:1
>>  super majority? If there is no difference, why can't the terms be
>>  used interchangeably?
> Using two different technical terms makes it seem like there is a
> distinction. Also, a "3:1 majority" is a contradiction; a majority is
> defined as "The greater number or part; a number more than half of the
> total."[0]. If we require more than 50%+1, we no longer require a
> majority, we require a supermajority, "a specified majority of votes,
> such as 60 percent, required to approve a motion or pass
> legislation."[1]
> [0], [1] The American Heritage=AE Dictionary of the English
>          Language, Fourth Edition via dictionary.com

But surely, (a) this is not a big deal, and (b) it's rather late to fix this?


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