I have a few questions from a thought that was prompted by a video link posted on main st. ;
In reporting election results, and for this discussion I am referring to national elections, news agencies always report as candidate X received X% of the vote, candidate Y received X% of the vote, etc.
The winner of the election is determined by which candidate received the largest percentage or largest amount of votes of the total vote.
My questions are then; If the total percentage, or total number of votes cast is below 50.1% of the total number of eligible/registered voters, was there a valid quorum met?
And if not, was the election valid?
And if not, wouldn't that require a new election?
How many elections were held that failed to garner more than 50.1% participation of eligible/registered voters?
If there was even 1 election held with a failed quorum and without a re-vote held, is everything after the failed quorum vote null and void?