What is consensus choice and how does it function?
”A Democracy” is a legislative assembly, “democracy” is how that assembly is formed and how it functions. “Consensus Choice” is how a legislative assembly functions. A quorum of all those assembled must participate in identifying and ranking choices to form a ballot of the most valid choices, then those choices are deliberated by those assembled and a choice is determined by vote, 1 vote for each of those assembled, and a majority of the those assembled is necessary to the choice, regardless of the number of those participating by voting.
If the requirement for a quorum to operate is a simple majority, then 50% + 1 of those assembled must be present to form a quorum to identify and rank choices. If the requirement for majority consensus is a simple majority, then 50% +1 of those assembled must vote in the assent to adopt any choice or decision. Meaning if there is only a quorum, it would require unanimous consent to reach a majority consensus for assent.
This puts serious constraints on how a ballot can be formed and how a determination is made. If we are going to use the ballot box as the legislative assembly, then there must be some process to identify and rank choices to form a ballot first, then regardless of the voting electorate, assent must be by a majority of ALL THE PEOPLE, not just a majority of the voters who participate in an election.
This is the most basic principle of both democratic and republican forms of government, which precludes competitive choice, and domestic factions, which our political parties are, it also precludes the consolidation of power in individual leaders, lawmakers, and political affiliations to determine the composition and control of our legislative assemblies.