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Sounds like you got a tricky voting situation here. Unless your rules clearly specify otherwise, an abstention is tantamount to no vote at all and cannot count as a vote for or against any measure. So, if you are at a tie without the abstention vote, the act at issue cannot be voted in. If you are in favor of passing the rule, you will have to try again. The abstention/tie does not prevent further voting because, just as the abstention could not be construed in favor of the act, it likewise does not count against it. So, the measure has not been voted down, either.
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