Casting votes – a tricky issue
Lee has written the following question:
What happens when the ‘status quo’ is ambiguous? In this example half of a committee thinks a committee member is not eligible (to attend) while half think they are.
This is an interesting question. The issue is about what constitutes the status quo and the reason that is important is that it is always wise, when exercising a casting vote, to rule to preserve the status quo.
In this case, I would consider, if I were in the chair, that the status quo would be to not allow the person to participate....