simple majority


noun

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.
less than half the number of voters registered.
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  • That's the only kind of vote that Harry Reid & Co. would seek to permit passage on a simple-majority basis.

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