NationStates Jolt Archive

Random Thought...

03-03-2005, 21:13
This is extremely unlikely to ever happen, but I was just wondering simply for the sake of wondering, and in the infintesimally small chance that this would actually occur:

What would happen if a UN Resolution at Vote tied?

This has never happened before, and probably never will. As far as I know, there is no set procedure for dealing with a tied bill, one where, obviously, you get as many in favor votes as you have against. There wouldn't have been a majority in either direction, so theoretically, it should neither pass nor fail.

As I said before, this is mathematically possible, but almost completely impossible in the circumstances in which these votes are taking place.

Anyone, please feel free to speculate, or tell us if you actually happen to really know.
Right thinking whites
03-03-2005, 21:33
man you need to stay out of my head i was thinking this yesterday
my thought is that there is probably a 1 vote majority to aprove a res
03-03-2005, 22:41
You know, I was thinking the same thing too!
I'll bet you need a one-vote majority, like RTW thought.
03-03-2005, 22:54
I would assume the code goes something like:

if ($votes_for > $votes_against) {
resolution passes
resolution fails

So, obviously, if the vote is tied the parameters for the if statement will not be met so the resolution will fail.
04-03-2005, 02:16
I definitely remember reading a thread about this once. Unfortunately, the ^%@@E&%&^&^#$Q@ search returned this:

"The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search: tie"

FWIW, I think that a tied vote should lead to rejection of a resolution, that's how most parliamentary bodies work.
Right thinking whites
04-03-2005, 11:37
it could just be put up again i doubt it will tie 2 times in 2 un cycles
The Most Glorious Hack
04-03-2005, 12:00
Actually, I think it passes. When the Jolt site was in beta testing, a Proposal receive 2 for and 2 against. I seem to recall it passing.