American History - One Vote by State
In Vermont 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.
1 vote victory of 570 to 569 for Vermont State Representative
appeared to belong to Sydney Nixon. After a recount the State
House found the victory of only 1 vote went to his opponent
Robert Emond. An increase of 4 votes reversed the outcome,
Sydney Nixon served in the Legislature
during the sessions of 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1975 and in 1977* when
the race was contested and Sydney Nixon was replaced.
Some accounts state 1997 but Sydney Nixon died in 1978,
another Sydney Nixon?.
1 vote in May, 2001, shifted the power in
the US Senate as Vermont Senator, James M. Jeffords, abandons
the GOP to become an Independent. This move proved to
shift the power in the senate from a tie to favor the Democrats
by one vote. Dem. 51 - Rep. 49 - Ind. 1 (Jeffords).
Republican 'control' was short lived. In over 40 years the
Republicans have never had control over both Houses and the
Executive Branch. (see above
1 vote in the House in July failed to
override Governor Jim Douglas' veto of a campaign finance reform
Timeline of Vermont
One Vote Sources -
Sydney Nixon confirmed by Cathy Cameron, Journal Clerk,
Vermont House of Representatives, 2005.
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