simple majority

simple majority

simple majority Examples noun

  1. less than half of the total votes cast but more than the minimum required to win, as when there are more than two candidates or choices.
  2. less than half the number of voters registered.

Compare absolute majority. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for simple majority Contemporary Examples of simple majority

  • That’s the only kind of vote that Harry Reid & Co. would seek to permit passage on a simple-majority basis.

    The Nuclear Senate

    Michael Tomasky

    July 15, 2013

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