American History - One Vote by State
In Montana One Vote Does Count
I believe my 'one vote' lists; National, by State, and Other; to be the most comprehensive
listing on the internet.
Actually it is not just 1 vote but is 1 vote
over or shy of a majority, or 'super-majority'.
Any one voter of the victory tally had the power to sway the
victory to a tie or the opposition. One vote is victory among many when the many have the
majority. - Roger W Hancock.
I have included where one vote each over several precincts could have made a difference.
"A nation is only an
individual multiplied." - Mark Twain,
"The Turning-Point of My Life"
of one vote.
1 vote per precinct elected Montana's first governor, Joseph
K. Toole. The victory was decided by 576 votes.
1 vote by Jeanette
Rankin, first congresswoman elected to the U.S. congress, ended
her political career. A lifelong
feminist and pacifist, she was the only dissenting vote to
declare war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
|| 1 vote in ten
precincts elected. John Mercer to the State Legislature. After a
recount the margin was only 5 votes. He later told a
Missoulian reporter in 2000, he thought of those five votes and
always knocked on a few more doors the night before an
|| 1 vote for the
District 12 House seat gave the victory to Democrat Jeanne
Windham over Constitution Party candidate Rick Jore. Windham
went to court over whether the intent of 6 ballots were
accurately determined. The court ruled that at least one
ballot was not thus giving the election to the democrat.
This one seat gives the House split 50/50 between Republicans
and Democrats with the Democrats with control because the new
Governor is a democrat.
|| 1 vote short
in a Montana House Committee killed passage to repeal the death
more close votes in Montana go to:
Timeline of Montana History
One Vote Sources - http://www.decades.com
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2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 Roger W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com