If you’ve ever wondered if your vote really does matter, check out these facts from some extremely close elections.
1800 – ONE VOTE in the electoral college made Thomas Jefferson President over Aaron Burr.
1845 – ONE VOTE brought Texas into the Union.
1847 – ONE VOTE elected Whig candidate George G. Dunn over Democratic candidate David M. Dobson for the U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana.
1948 – 87 VOTES elected Lyndon B. Johnson to the Senate.
1867 – ONE VOTE decided on the purchase of Alaskan territory.
1868 – ONE VOTE prevented President Andrew Johnson from being impeached.
1955 – ONE VOTE elected the mayor of Huron, Ohio.
1916 – ONE VOTE in each California precinct re-elected Woodrow Wilson to the Presidency over Charles E. Hughes.
1960 – ONE VOTE per precinct made John F. Kennedy the President over contender Richard Nixon.
1962 – ONE VOTE per precinct determined the winners for Governor in the states of Maine, Rhode Island, and North Dakota.
1977 – ONE VOTE determined in a recount, decided that Robert Emond won the seat for Vermont State Representative over Sydney Nixon.
1984 – ONE VOTE elected a Monroe County, Florida commissioner.
1999 – ONE VOTE per precinct elected Leslie Byrne to the Virginia Senate.
2000 – 237 VOTES in Florida resulted in the election of George W. Bush to the Presidency.
2002 – 5 VOTES elected Dan Sparks to the Minnesota State Senate.
2004 – 129 VOTES declared Christine Gregoire the Governor of Washington in a third and final hand recount.
Now you REALLY have no excuses! Make your vote count!