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simple majority

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.
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Contemporary definitions for simple-majority
noun

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

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