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Changing DHCP's subnet mask and static clients

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Just wondering if anyone know why changing an active dhcp scope's subnet mask causes no harm to current active leases and also changing the subnet mask of a network to a different but large subnet doesn't impact any static users as well.  

We recently changed a /24 subnet to a /23 and this didn't impact any active users (who still has an IP with the /24 subnet) and also there are still static clients with the /24 subnets.  They are all pointing to the same default gateway.   Why don't the static users who have the /24 need to change their subnet also to the /23 subnet?
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