American History - One Vote by State
In Indiana 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.
vote elected David Kelso (see next entry)
as Indiana State Senator. Kelso had defended
a farmer named Freeman Clark obtaining an acquittal for
Murder. As Clark lay seriously ill in bed he begged his
sons to carry him to the county seat to cast his vote for David
Kelso. Freeman Clark died on his way back home.
vote elected Edward A. Hannigan (see
entry below) as United States Senator by the
Indiana State Congress. The Democrats, with a majority of one
favored another candidate who was opposed to the admission of
Texas to the union, pressured by one of their own, David Kelso
who threatened to bolt to and vote with the wigs, voted in
Hannigan. The one vote was that of David Kelso (see
vote admitted Texas as the 28th state in the Union -- the one
vote of Edward A. Hannigan (See
above entry) from
the votes were a Senate vote of 27 to 25 and a House vote of 132
to 75. The one vote could have tied the Senate. For
finalization it had to be ratified by the Texas Congress and voters.
vote in Indiana's 6th. District U.S. House of Representative
race gave the victory to the Whig candidate. George G.
Dunn defeated Democratic candidate David M. Dobson 7455 to 7454.
Timeline of Indiana
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