American History - One Vote by State
In Washington State 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 in the
Washington Territorial Legislature defeated the women's suffrage
bill. Washington would have been the first State to pass the
bill. In 1910 women's suffrage had finally passed making
Washington the fifth suffrage state in the nation. Women gained
the right to vote across the nation ten years later.
| 1 vote margin
admitted Washington to statehood with the union.
|| 1 vote more in
each Washington precinct for Maria Cantwell would have decided
the election avoiding an automatic recount in her win over
incumbent Slade Gorton. Alternately 1 vote more for Slade Gorton
in each precinct would have made this election very, very close.
|| 1 vote secured
the Republican nomination, in the September 2001 primary, for Ed
Mitchell beating Kevin Entze for 26th District, Washington State
House of Representatives; 5,870 votes to 5,869.
|| 1 vote more
per each Washington State precinct in any county would have
given a decisive victory to either Dino Rossi, Republican or
Christine Gregoire, Democrat. The first results had Rossi
leading by 261 votes, The first recount still had Rossi winning
by 42 votes. Then in a third "hand-recount", requested by
Gregoire and where more votes were found and or rejected were
added to the count, as allowed by the decision of the State
Supreme Court, gave the victory to Gregoire by 133 votes.
An activist Judge, John Bridges, on the Washington State Supreme
Court declared 1700 votes invalid yet, stole this election
giving it to the Democrat candidate without a clear victory.
vote in the Senate prevented a Gay Rights measure providing
special rights from passing. Two democrats joined Republicans to
defeat the measure in April.
vote on the Washington State Supreme court affirmed the
constitutionality of a law that limited marriage to one man and
one woman. The vote was 5 to 4.
vote confirmed by a hand recount elected Shane Thorson over
Webster Jackson in the September Primary to take on Rebecca
Francik in the November election for Pasco City Council.
vote held up an issue in the Washington State Senate to
redefine marriage to allow gay marriages. The issue was
eventually passed to the people for a vote in the November 2012
||In 2004 a
"top two" primary was approved by the voters. A
challenge in court was made by three political parties.
Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians. In 2012 the Supreme
Court refused to hear appeals from the Democrat and Libertarian
Timeline of Washington
One Vote Sources - http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/89423_recount02.shtml
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2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 Roger W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com