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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    I went with 70-30% based on one of the comments regarding smaller sizes of potential groups.

    In a group of 10 people - 60-40% really isn't a large difference.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I would consider 3/4 to be "overwhelming", but in today's social and political climate 2/3 is probably more practical.
    Of course, it is a matter of taste and constitution. But if there are additional advantages having 2/3 or 3/4 of the vote, say constitutional change or overriding a veto or other chamber ect then that should possibly be noted as a criterium and not the overwhelming majority.

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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Of course, it is a matter of taste and constitution. But if there are additional advantages having 2/3 or 3/4 of the vote, say constitutional change or overriding a veto or other chamber ect then that should possibly be noted as a criterium and not the overwhelming majority.
    Right. To me, "overwhelming" has more of a subjective aspect to it.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    It depends on who composes the two parties. Strength is not determined by number alone.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Excellent responses guys. Thank you for contributing to the thread.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    75% - 25% is usually a good point to start for overwhelming majority.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    What difference does it make?...some Leftist judge will just slap it down.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What difference does it make?...some Leftist judge will just slap it down.
    This isn't about what judges do, but your personal opinion on what it is.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    I don't think there's a really set in stone number. It's going to vary a bit on group. It also matters what's being asked about. Are there only two answers, or are there five?

    6 votes for A and 4 votes for B would hardly indicate an "overwhelming" victory of A. However...

    6 votes for A, 1 vote for B, 1 vote for C, 1 vote for D, and 1 vote for E would perhaps seem like an "overwhelming" victory for A because it's 5 more votes than it's next closest competitor.

    So with the caveat that this is hardly a set in stone, universal answer....

    I'd basically go with a notion that an "overwhelming" majority would be around the 3/4ths range.

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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This isn't about what judges do, but your personal opinion on what it is.
    My personal opinion has been stated.

    Example, over 75% of Texas voters decided marriage should be only between one man and one woman.

    That huge majority decision is in jeopardy as we speak, all because of a single judge.
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