In the 2008 U.S. House District 7 race (Alaska) the winner was decided by 4 votes. Incumbent Mike Kelly defeated challenger Karl Kassel 5,024 to 5,020. #VotingMatters #2018Midterms #Alaska
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 2004, Jeanne Windham defeated Jack Cross and Rick Jore for the Lake County seat in the Montana State House of Representatives. Mr. Jore led Ms. Windham by a single vote, before a recount found that the race was tied 1,559 to 1,559. The outgoing Governor broke the tie by appointing Mr. Jore to the […]
In the 2004 Republican primary for the 14th District (southern Ohio) seat of the Ohio State Senate, Tom Niehaus beat Jean Schmidt. Initially, Schmidt appeared to have won by 62 votes. However, a recount awarded Niehaus the election by 22 votes (out of more than 34,000 cast) and he went on to win the general […]