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One Vote Impact

In 1645: One vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England
In 1649: One vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.
In 1776: One vote gave America the English language instead of German.
ONE VOTE kept Aaron Burr, later charged with treason, from becoming President.
In 1839: One vote elected Marcus Morton as the Governor of Massachusetts.
In 1876: One vote saved President Andrew Jackson from being removed from office.
In 1876: One vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic.
California, Oregon, Texas and on Valentine’s Day, WASHINGTON STATE were admitted to statehood in the United States by a margin of one vote each.
In 1923: One vote gave Adolph Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.
ONE VOTE elected Rutherford B. Hayes to the PRESIDENCY. The man who cast that vote was an Indiana Congressman elected by…ONE VOTE
In 1941 – One vote strengthens Selective Service before World War II, 12 weeks before Pearl Harbor.
In 1960: John F. Kennedy won the presidential election by a margin of less than one vote per precinct.
In 1993 – One vote by Al Gore approves the largest tax increase in history.
In 2004 – Ed Mitchell won his Primary Election by ONE VOTE in our own District 26. A meticulous re-count by hand was done, and sure enough, he had won by ONE VOTE.
In 2007 – One vote, your vote, can make the difference in the general election in November


August 23, 2007 - Posted by | Politics


  1. . . . and that’s the one vote that I’m not old enough to make! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    . . . but I’m hoping to win someone else’s vote by helping out with the campaigns!


    Ps: Well written!

    Comment by Amy | August 27, 2007 | Reply

  2. oops… I’m sorry. I need to give credit where credit is due. I copied this off off a friend’s blog because it was so cool: http://blogs.metnal.com/cydney/ around the time of the 2006 Nov. general election.

    Comment by Betsy | October 17, 2007 | Reply

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