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One Vote Makes A Difference

  • In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.

  • In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German.

  • In 1868, one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.

  • In 1875, one vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic.

  • In 1876, one vote in the Electoral College gave Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency of the United States.

  • In 1923, one vote gave Adolf Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.

  • In 1960, Richard Nixon lost the presidential election and John F. Kennedy won it by a margin of less than one vote per precinct.

  • In 1968, Hubert Humphrey lost, and Richard Nixon won the presidential election by a margin of fewer than three votes per precinct.

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