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Abstentions do not count, assuming you don't have a superior rule saying otherwise.

Thus, in a room of 100 members present, if a vote results in 1 affirmative, 0 negative, and 99 abstentions, the vote is recorded as 1-0, and is considered a unanimous vote, because there was no opposing votes.

And likewise, same scenario, if a vote results in 0 affirmative, 1 negative, and 99 abstentions, the vote is recorded as 0-1, and represents a legitimate defeat of the motion.

Voices which are silent, or hands which are never raised, or ballots which are never cast, or which are cast while blank, are all the same - they are not "votes cast" and they count toward neither side, affirmative nor negative.

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Abstentions do not count, assuming you don't have a superior rule saying otherwise.

Thus, in a room of 100 members present, if a vote results in 1 affirmative, 0 negative, and 99 abstentions, the vote is recorded as 1-0, and is considered a unanimous vote, because there was no opposing votes.

And likewise, same scenario, if a vote results in 0 affirmative, 1 negative, and 99 abstentions, the vote is recorded as 0-1, and represents a legitimate defeat of the motion.

Voices which are silent, or hands which are never raised, or ballots which are never cast, or which are cast while blank, are all the same - they are not "votes cast" and they count toward neither side, affirmative nor negative.

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