simple majority

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. Unabridged
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Main Entry:  simple majority
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a voting system whereby the highest number of votes for any one candidate or question designates the winner; one more than half of those voting on a question or candidate's 21st Century Lexicon
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Unfortunately, the insane outnumber the sane here by a simple majority.
The government's legal experts maintain that a simple majority in parliament
  can change the law so he can keep both his jobs.
So he opted instead for a confidence vote that could be won with a simple
Polls suggest the party would struggle to win a simple majority in
  parliamentary elections.
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