In a 2002 Esmeralda County Commission (Nevada) open seat election, Dolores “Dee” Honeycutt and R.J. Gillum tied 107-107. To break the tie, the candidates drew cards. Each drew a jack, but Gillum’s jack of spades defeated Honeycutt’s jack of diamonds. #VotingMatters #2018Midterms #Nevada
Every American vote matters. In our nation’s history many elections across all levels of government have been decided by a few votes (only 1 vote in some elections!). Regardless of the political parties of the winners, elections have had real consequences on the lives of Americans. At OneV we believe that facts about close elections and the clear impact of election outcomes on everyday lives are important reminders for all Americans to cherish the right to vote.
In the 1988 Massachusetts Governor’s Council Primary for the 3rd District, Robert Kennedy defeated Herbert Connolly by 1 vote (14,716-14,715), and it was his own. Connolly arrived at his precinct shortly after the polls closed and wasn’t able to vote. #VotingMatters #2018Midterms #Massachusetts
In the 1980 New Hampshire State Senate Republican Primary for District 16, incumbent Frank Wageman was in a tied election (2,438-2,438) after he was hospitalized and unable to cast his own vote. To settle the tie, two numbered balls were placed in a leather bottle, and the first one to roll out was the winner. […]