One vote does count

September 8, 2006

Bsoc signFrom Jeff DeWeasel:


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!


6 Responses to “One vote does count”

  1. Anon. Says:

    “On January 13, 1795, Congress considered a proposal, not to give German any official status, but merely to print the federal laws in German as well as English. During the debate, a motion to adjourn failed by one vote.”

    I agree with the importance of voting, but factually incorrect information is not the way to convince people to vote.

    source –

  2. Rick Outzen Says:

    We’ll have to kick DeWeazel out of the next BSoc meeting.

  3. Jeff DeWeese Says:

    Got it from Readers Digest on page 49 in an article right after something about helicopters and stadiums.


  4. Nick Bodkins Says:

    Jeff is reading Reader’s Digest… even more of a reason to kick him out of the next BSOC meeting. He is becoming one of them… there must have been something in the cookies.

  5. Michelle Says:

    Bill Stafford also has it on his website.

  6. Joe Says:

    Wrong Stafford. 🙂

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