• A popular majority is equivalent to a majority of the valid votes cast. For the adoption of a new Constitution or of amendments to the Constitution (mandatory referendum), both a popular majority and a majority of the cantons is required, while for new acts and amendments to acts (optional referendum), only a popular majority is required.
  • probably whatever the majority will vote on
  • "The votes are then tallied, and the issues or candidates are rank-ordered. The person or issue with the most votes wins. Therefore, a popular vote is really just a method of selecting a candidate or adopting an issue based on a majority of the total voters in an election. Jan 31, 2016" A prime example is what happened November 2016. Hilliary Clinton was elected President of the United States by popular majority by about 3 million votes. Donald Trump was given the job via electoral college votes.

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