simple majority

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simple majority

Fifty-one percent of the voting members or shares. Contrast with supermajority.

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The vote required should be a two-thirds vote of the electorate, because simple majorities are far too easy to manipulate.
Allowing budgets to be approved by simple majorities should reduce gridlock and discourage much of the last-minute vote trading that usually is needed to pass a budget under the two-thirds rule.

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