In the 2010 Massachusetts state legislature election for the 6th district, Peter Durant was initially declared the winner by 1 vote (13,174-13,173). However, Judge Richard Tucker ruled that one absentee ballot that was initially discarded should be counted for Geraldo Alicea creating a tie. Six months later, a special election was held in which Durant […]
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.
A 2006 Alaska House of Representatives primary was decided by a coin toss, using a special coin with a walrus on one side and the seal of Alaska on the other. The coin toss followed a recount, a state Supreme Court challenge and a dispute over five ballots. The winner of the coin toss went […]
In a 1910 New York congressional district election in Buffalo, Charles B. Smith beat incumbent De Alva S. Alexander by a single vote, 20,685 to 20,684 (although a later recount increased that margin slightly). #VotingMatters #2018Midterms #NewYork #Buffalo