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Constitutional FAQ Answer #138

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Q138. "In what instances is a 'Supermajority' required under the US Constitution?"

A. The specific instances in which the US Constitution requires a super-majority are limited to:

Additionally, it should be noted the in a few cases, the Constitution requires a super-majority for a quorum. A quorum is that number of members of a body that are required for the body to do any work. For example, there is usually a 50% quorum requirement in the House and Senate — at least half the members must be present. In the Constitution, super-majority quorums are required as follows:


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