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Drake Savory

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  1. My question deals more with the history of the 2/3 vote. I don't want to get into protecting the right of the minority with a 2/3 vote such as the right to debate with Previous Question or voting to Suspend the Rules. I'm curious where the 2/3 as the itself came from. Is it a holdover from the British Parliament, its reason lost in antiquity? Dis someone very mathematically point out that 2/3 means the minority is outnumbered 2 to 1? Was it the next progression in fractions after majority of 1/2? 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, etc (except there are no 3/4 or 4/5 votes in Robert's Rules). So how was
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