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Election '76 - Unit Topics
Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Plan - General Meeting
From the President (Carol Whitesell)
October Calendar
League Comments on General Plan
LWV Calendars
More on the Debates
Election Trivia
Global Interests???
School on Government
Aloha to these New Members

Election Trivia

We hear all the time about one vote making the difference in elections and it is really true. Many elections have been decided by a small vote difference. For instance:

In the 1960 Presidential election one vote per precinct in Illinois was the equivalent to deciding the vote for President and Vice President. In 9,980 election districts the winner, Kennedy, had only an 8,858 margin over the loser Nixon. 1,122 voters, one in each precinct, could have changed the election in Illinois. This would have given Illinois' 26 electoral votes to Nixon and change the election for the nation.

Marcus Morton was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1839 by ONE vote out of 102,066 cast.

In 1950, a state senator from Garrett County, Maryland was elected by a single vote. The winner had 3,080 and the loser 3,079.

YOUR ONE VOTE DOES COUNT!!! MAKE CERTAIN YOU CAST IT OF OCTOBER 2 AND NOVEMBER 2.

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