The votes were cast. The verdict was read. No one was happy.
An effect of the great compromise that is democracy. Both sides came in marginally under the required majority. An impasse was unsatisfactory. A fraction of the cells were too spineless to vote either way. Why should everyone suffer, because of the indecisiveness of so few?
For the first time in 4 million years, the cornucopia of DNA forgot where they came from. It was time to take action regardless of the vote. One group was in favour of doing nothing. The other in favour of wiping out the humans.