the POWER of
- One vote placed King George on the throne in England and restored the
- One vote kept Aaron Burr, later charged with treason, from becoming
- One vote elected Marcus Morton as Governor of Massachusetts.
How funny is
«1844 - A farmer in
Switzerland County, Indiana, named Freeman Clark was seriously ill on
election Day. He had his son carry him to the county seat so he could
vote for David Kelso for state senator. Clark died on the way home
from the polling place. David Kelso was elected state senator
by one vote.
«1844 - Back when state
senates elected U.S. Senators, the Indiana state senate elected Edward
Hannigan for U.S. Senate by one vote; that one vote was cast by David
«1845 - the U.S. Senate
passed a convention to annex Texas by a vote of 27 to 25. One of the
two critical votes was cast by Senator Hannigan from Indiana.
- One vote saved President Andrew Johnson
from being removed from office.
- President Rutherford B. Hayes was elected by
one vote. Here's the full story: His democratic
opponent Samuel Tilden won the popular vote, but
came up one electoral vote shy of a majority. Twenty
electoral votes were under dispute because political
tactics were so shady. Congress appointed a
commission of eight Republicans and seven
Democrats to resolve the issue of the disputed
electoral votes. The members voted along party lines,
and so the Republicans, with a majority of one, voted
to give all 20 electoral votes to Hayes, thus making
him the president.
- Tennessee ratified the 19th amendment (which
allowed women to vote) by one vote. Tennessee was
the last state needed for ratification.
- One vote made the term for selective service
two-and-a-half years instead of one year.
- A state senator from Garrett County, Maryland,
was elected by one vote.
- In Huron, Ohio, the mayor was elected by one
- One vote elected the mayors of both Rose
Creek and Odin, Minnesota.