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This would be because the heirs don't actually own anything until the asset is transferred from the estate to them by the executor of the estate. So the estate owns the assets in it up until the moment they are transferred to the beneficiaries of any will and they have no legal authority to determine how the estate is administered.
The administration of the estate is determined by state law and carried out by the executor, not by a "vote" by the heirs as to how they think things should go.
With that said, there is nothing that would have prevented the testator from putting a clause in their will that would have given some authority to an heir about how assets were to be handled or distributed if they had wanted the heir to have that power.
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