- The memorable 2008 Coleman/Franken Senate election was decided by a margin of only 312 votes.
- In 2008, an election for the Alaska House of Representatives was decided by one vote following a recount.
- An election for the Oklahoma House of Representatives was decided by only two votes in 2006.
- A gubernatorial election in Washington State was decided by 133 votes in 2004.
- A primary election for the Ohio Senate was decided by 22 votes in 2004.
- A U.S. House of Representatives election in Colorado was decided by 121 votes in 2002.
- George Bush narrowly won the Presidential election in 2000. He won in Florida by 537 votes and in New Mexico by 366 votes. The margin of victory was less than 5% in 12 states and between 5 and 10% in 10 states, making it the closest Presidential election since 1876.
- Going further back in history, Minnesota’s closest statewide race was decided by only 91 votes. In Minnesota’s 1962 gubernatorial election Karl Rolvaag defeated Elmer Anderson by a margin of 0.01%.
On November 2, remember to go to the polls, because your vote really does matter.