On this question, an edit was proposed which I reviewed and marked to reject, as I didn't see any improvement while it introduced something entirely outside of all English grammar/vocabulary that I'm aware of (a "reliant instrument"). At about the same time, another user reviewed and approved the edit, and it is now visible -- i.e. the edit has been accepted & applied.
In a case like this, does the Reject vote accomplish anything different that skipping the review? Shouldn't the presence of a reject vote at least raise the bar to get approval - say, with one Reject vote cast, two Approve votes would be needed in order to approve the edit?
Or did the other user & I just hit some moment in time where things got considered by the server simultaneously & the Approve got applied first?