simple majority

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simple majority

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

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In an environment where simple majorities are passing tax increases,many interests and voices can be completely ignored.
The supermajorities for constitutional amendments likewise were designed to be more demanding than the simple majorities for ordinary statutes; and the Senate supermajority for treaty ratification was meant to erect a higher bar than for ordinary Senate agreement to ordinary legislation--a higher bar meant to offset the absence of the House in the formal treaty making process.
The resolution would need to pass the House and Senate by simple majorities. President Obama would likely veto the measure.
The vote required should be a two-thirds vote of the electorate, because simple majorities are far too easy to manipulate.

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