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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Maine is a republican State if you take out Portland and Lewiston-Auburn Population between then they make up 1/3 of the States Population and are the two biggest Blue area in the State.
    So why don't the Mainiacs send Republicans to the US Senate instead of those washed up RINO hags Snow and Collins?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    As I said before, gay, single, and non-married people have all the capabilties to contract the same things covered by state marriage contracts. You couldn't list one thing that wasn't.
    Then there's no problem with them simply being married.

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    The only difference is that hetero couples are given an expediant process via the government which was enacted through LEGISLATION. Hetero couples do not have to use this.

    If non-hetero people wish to have the same expediant process then they need to contact their local representative or start a propisition to have it LEGISLATED.
    Yes, it's called making same sex marriage legal.

    Really, why not? It's not like you have to get married if you don't want to.

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Its not a RIGHT to have the process expediant.
    But if it's offered to one group, but not another, it's discriminatory and hence probably in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fourteenth Amendment.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post

    It was clearly stated several times that by definition that is a plurality win without majority.



    You don't have "opponents" just bad math skills.
    That was not the question.

    Can I say: "A was voted in by a majority of people", or "A was voted in by a plurality of people"?


    Yes, Ikari, it was you who said "both". Is 3 out of 5 "both", as you put it, or a majority?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No, you cannot say that candidate A was voted by a majority of people. Half is not a majority. Half plus one, is a majority. As stated, candidate A in your scenario is a plurality win.
    The win might be "by plurality", but can I say "A was voted in by plurality of people"?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    That was not the question.

    Can I say: "A was voted in by a majority of people", or "A was voted in by a plurality of people"?


    Yes, Ikari, it was you who said "both". Is 3 out of 5 "both", as you put it, or a majority?
    for the 3/5 it's both, for the 3/6 scenario it's only plurality. Is there something about this that is really difficult to understand?
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    That was not the question.

    Can I say: "A was voted in by a majority of people", or "A was voted in by a plurality of people"?


    Yes, Ikari, it was you who said "both". Is 3 out of 5 "both", as you put it, or a majority?
    A majority is defined as 50%+1 vote.

    A plurality is defined as the most number of votes garnered by one candidate in a three-way or greater contest, when that number is less than 50%.

    Three outta five is majority, and not a plurality.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post


    You know I wonder how many people that could vote voted? You know what I am saying. Most of the times, voter turnout for state issues is lower than 30% of the registered voters. I really believe most people don't care about gay marriage, and that most would not be bothered by having gay couples living next door to them.

    So what I am saying is that social institutions are rarely representative of the majority. Because the majority don't care therefore gay marriage should be legal. But the government is full of extremists because that is what the voters vote for.

    It was a pretty high turnout, 60% of registered voters

    Election contested races updated at 4:13 PM on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. 597 of 605 (99 %) of precincts have been reported. 567057 of 969912 ( 60%) registered voters have participated in this election.
    Portland Press Herald: Elections 2009

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    for the 3/5 it's both,
    And some say it's majority...

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Does the expression "plurality of people" exist?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    A majority is defined as 50%+1 vote.

    A plurality is defined as the most number of votes garnered by one candidate in a three-way or greater contest, when that number is less than 50%.

    Three outta five is majority, and not a plurality.
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