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Re: Supermajority requirement off-by-one error, and TC chairmanship

On ven, 2008-02-15 at 15:50 +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> I'm not so sure this is an off-by-one *error*; for example, when simple
> majority is required, then a strict 50% against vs 50% in favour result
> should result in the status quo being kept. A simple majority thus needs
> to say "*more* than X percent of people need to agree for the vote to
> pass", and it seems reasonable to give a supermajority system the same
> set of rules.


> Having said that, I agree with you that it makes sense for the TC to not
> require 'X + 1', since the electorate is so small anyway;

I don’t understand why the previous argument wouldn’t apply to a small
number of voters.

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