Lograh (lograh) wrote,
Lograh
lograh

VOTE

well, if you're in Cali, that is..

Today's the day, folks. Get out there and make your voice heard!

And, for those of you who don't think your personal, individual vote matters, I present an interesting list with evidence to the contrary (and he cites his sources, too!). Some of the more entertaining examples:

1800 - 1 vote in the House of Representatives gives Thomas Jefferson the presidency, becoming our third president, after receiving a tie in the Electoral College. That one vote prevented Aaron Burr, later charged with treason, from becoming President.

1844 - 1 vote elected David Kelso 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.

1850 - 1 vote additional, admitted California to the union.

1911 - 1 vote on average per precinct passed women's suffrage in California.

1962 - 1 vote per precinct elected the governors of Maine, Rhode Island, and North Dakota.

There's some food for thought. So, as I've long said, I don't care *HOW* you vote, just get out there and VOTE! The only vote that doesn't count is the one not cast.
Subscribe

  • A year in the life

    Okay, so not quite a year. More like 10.5 months since last update. At first, I thought that I should write about the whole lazor-eye thing right…

  • pew pew

    I suppose I should make a mention of this. Round about this time tomorrow, I’ll be getting shot at by lasers. It sounds so sci-fi saying it that…

  • Decade?

    I suppose a more complete review of the decade will needs be done at some point (including the question of if 'the decade' is in fact over) but one…

Comments for this post were disabled by the author