One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The negative votes are in the majority.
- ‘The noes have it and the amendment is lost.’
- ‘The Chair must state whether the ayes or the noes have it and, if a member challenges the Chair's opinion, the question must be decided by a division.’
- ‘Add me to the mix, and the noes have it.’
- ‘If the noes have it, then that is what most expect.’
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