One vote does count
September 8, 2006
From Jeff DeWeasel:
HOW IMPORTANT IS ONE VOTE?
In 1776, one vote gave America the English Language instead of German.
In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union.
In 1868, one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.
In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency of the U.S.
In 1923, one vote gave Adolph Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.
In 1941, one vote saved Selective Service, just weeks before Pearl Harbor was attacked.
In 1966, a race for Democratic Committeewoman for Pct. 31 in Escambia County, Florida, was tied; lots were drawn to determine the winner.
In 1967, one vote gave Escambia County, Florida, an elected Superintendent of Schools, instead of appointed.
In 2000, The difference in the total vote in the state of Florida in the presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore was less than one-half of one percent. A recount was mandated by the Secretary of State. George W. Bush received the electoral votes from Florida. He won the election by 1 electoral vote; 270 were needed and he received 271.
Your vote counts!