Economists Casey B. Mulligan & Charles G. Hunter found in a 2001 study that one of every 100,000 votes cast in federal elections, and one of every 15,000 votes cast in state legislative elections, “mattered in the sense that they were cast for a candidate that officially tied or won by one vote.”
1776: 1 VOTE adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia
1789: 1 VOTE elected our first President, George Washington
1800: 1 VOTE made Thomas Jefferson president instead of Aaron Burr
1845: 2 VOTES brought Texas into the United States
1850: 1 VOTE admitted California and Oregon into the United States
1867: 1 VOTE allowed the purchase of Alaska for $72 million from Russia
1868: 1 VOTE acquitted President Andrew Johnson after being impeached
1876: 1 VOTE made Rutherford B. Hayes a United States President
1960: 1 VOTE changed in each precinct would have defeated John Kennedy
2016: 1 VOTE your vote, will make a difference November 8th
Voting in the United States is relatively simple and easy, for more information, check these links.
If you are a US citizen who will be 18 years old by the November 8, 2016, you can register to vote online here!
It isn't just the president you vote for. Here are other issues and candidates that will be on the ballot this election day.
Use the links below to confirm your voter registration and find out where you go to vote on election day.
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