In the 2002 Washington House of Representatives Primary for the 26th Legislative District, Ed Mitchell defeated Kevin Entze by one vote: 5,870–5,869. Unfortunately for Entze, one of his friends admitted that he never mailed his ballot. “He left his ballot on his kitchen counter and it never got sent out,” Entze said. #VotingMatters #2018Midterms #Washington
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 1991 Virginia House of Delegates election for the 53rd District, David Sanders had won the seat by 17 votes out of nearly 13,000 cast on election night. However, a recount six weeks later, determined that Jim Scott was the winner by a single vote. He immediately became known as “Landslide Jim”. #VotingMatters #2018Midterms #Virginia
In a 1978 Rhode Island State Senate election, Russell and Flynn each earned 4,110 votes. In a subsequent special election in 1979, Flynn defeated Russell 2,546–2,038. #VotingMatters #2018Midterms #RhodeIsland