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It lists results that have been decided by a margin of less than 1 vote in 1000 (a margin of victory of less than 0.1%).
|2015||Prince Edward Island Provincial General Election||District No. 5 Vernon River-Stratford||0%||0||2,839||On Declaration Day, Mary Ellen McInnis and Alan McIsaac had 1,172-1,174 votes. McInnis filed a petition for a judicial recount. Provincial Court Judge John Douglas discovered that a vote for Ms. McInnis was mistakenly put in the pile for Mr. McIsaac. The result of the recount was thus that they were tied 1,173-1,173. Pursuant to section 102 of the Election Act, the toss of a coin was completed by the Returning Officer. The results of the coin toss were in favour of Alan McIsaac.|
|2006||Vermont||Auditor of accounts||0.04%||102||250,960||One of the closest statewide election victories in Vermont history. It also resulted in the first statewide election recount since 1980, and the first time in the state's history, that such a recount resulted in the overturning of the election night results.|
|2005||Virginia attorney general||Republican primary||0.02%||360||1,943,403||McDonnell won the race, which was so close it required a recount, by 360 votes.|
|2000||Colorado||Board of Education||0.0056%||90||1.6 million||A statewide recount for the State Board of Education upheld Jared Polis' victory by a mere 90 votes, state officials said Tuesday. Ben Alexander, who lost to Polis by the slimmest of margins out of 1.6 million votes cast, said he would not contest the results, in part because of his disgust with the presidential recount-wrangling in Florida.|
|1924||Iowa senator||Senate||0.08%||755||896,316||Daniel F. Steck, who lost the 1924 election to Smith Brookhart by 755 votes, contested the election results. On April 12, 1926 by a vote of 45-41, the Senate overturned the election results and gave the seat to Steck. This is considered the first time ever where the Senate voted to overturn an election after the winner was seated |
|1922||Delaware senator (special)||Senate||0.08%||60||74,429||Democratic attorney Thomas Bayard defeated appointed U.S. Senator T. Coleman DuPont by 60 votes out of 74K+ votes cast. Bayard also simultaneously defeated DuPont by 0.43 points in the election to the seat for the unexpired six-year term.|
|1974||North Dakota senator||Senate||0.07%||177||237,059||Five-term Republican U.S. Senator Milton Young defeated former Democratic Governor William Guy by 177 votes out of 237K cast.|
|1981||New Jersey governor||Governor||0.08%||1,797||2,317,239||A recount took place over the next month and Kean was certified the winner besting Florio by 1,797 votes out of over 2.3 million votes cast.|
|1962||Minnesota governor||Governor||0.0073%||91||1,246,827||After recounts and court challenges, it was determined that then-Lieutenant Governor Karl Rolvaag of the DFL had defeated Governor Elmer L. Andersen, Republican, by 91 votes out of nearly 1.3 million cast. Rolvaag collected 619,842 votes to Andersen's 619,751.|
|1950||Michigan governor||Governor||0.06%||1,154||1,879,382||This was the margin of victory certified by the state canvassing board. The losing candidate subsequently pursued a recount, but abandoned it on December 12, when results from 3,082 of the state’s 4,355 precincts showed the winning candidate increased his total from 1,154 to 4,119 votes.|
|1940||Kansas governor||Governor||0.05%||430||858,289||Burke came within 430 votes of beating Gov. Ratner for reelection.|
|1930||Kansas governor||Governor||0.04%||251||621,235||Three way race between Woodring (217,171 votes), Haucke (216,920), and Hinckley (183,278).|
|1919||Maryland governor||Governor||0.07%||165||228,777||Mr. Ritchie was declared the winner, 112,240 votes to 112,075.|
|1916||Arizona governor||Governor||0.07%||43||58,516||Hunt became governor following a recount of the vote, and the orders of the state supreme court.|
|1912||Kansas governor||Governor||0.008%||29||359,684||George H. Hodges defeated the popular Republican Arthur Capper by a razor-thin margin of 29 votes out of 359,684 cast.|
|1994||Quebec general||Saint-Jean||0%||0||38,894||Incumbent Liberal Michel Charbonneau tied with Parti Québécois candidate Roger Paquin. Consequently, a new vote was held 42 days later, which Paquin won by 532 votes.|
|2003||Quebec general||Champlain||0%||0||33,919||PQ candidate Noëlla Champagne tied with Liberal Pierre Brouillette. Consequently, a new vote was held 36 days later, which Champagne won by 642 votes.|
|2011||Swiss federal election||Ticino||0%||0||151,172||Marco Romano and Monica Duca Widmer both had 23,979 votes. Initially, a computer programme was used to draw lots and Widmer was declared the winner. Following complaints and appeals, the Federal Supreme Court ruled against the Canton’s decision to use a computer programme for the lottery and ordered new manual lottery. This was conducted on 25 November, and Marco Romano emerged as the winner.|
|2010||Massachusetts state legislature||6th Worcester district||0%||0||13,174||Exact tie between Geraldo Alicea, the Democratic incumbent and the Republican challenger, Peter J. Durant. Six months later, a special election was held where Durant beat Alicea by 56 votes.|
|2015||Mississippi state||Legislative district 79||0%||0||9,178||Democrat incumbent Blaine Eaton initially won re-election over Republican Mark Tullos by drawing the long straw. However, Tullos asked the State House to seat him, and they did so in a largely party-line vote.|
|1978||Rhode Island||Senatorial District 29||0%||0||8,220||Both Russell and Flynn had exactly 4,110 votes. On Jan 9th, 1979, a special election was held where Flynn beat Russell 2,546-2,038.|
|2013||Philippine local||San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro||0%||0||6,472||The vote was tied, so a coin toss was the agreed upon way to determine the winner. A second round was held after both candidates were still tied in the first round.|
|1886||UK general||Ashton-under-Lyne||0%||0||6,099||Addison was elected on the casting vote of the Returning Officer, both candidates having tied with 3,049 votes each.|
|2014||New Mexico||McKinley County judicial seat||0%||0||5,958||Kenneth Howard Jr. and Robert Baca, running for an uncontested judicial seat in McKinley County, N.M., both finished with 2,879 votes in the June 3 election. New Mexico state law mandates that electoral ties be determined by lottery, and on July 10, a local Democratic party official tossed a 50-cent piece to finalize the election. Howard won the coin toss and, as there is no Republican challenger, the election.|
|2009||Newfoundland and Labrador municipal||Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador||0%||0||3,640||Kurtis Coombs was initially declared to have defeated incumbent mayor Ralph Wiseman by a margin of just three votes, but on a recount they were found to have finished in an exact tie. The result was decided by drawing a name from a hat; Wiseman won the draw.|
|1999||Nova Scotia general||Shelburne||0%||0||7,751||Progressive Conservative Cecil O'Donnell tied with Liberal Clifford Huskilson (3,206-3,206). The returning officer broke the tie by pulling Mr. O'Donnell's name from a box.|
|1887||Canadian federal||Joliette||0%||0||3,065||Conservative Édouard Guilbault defeated Liberal F. Neveu. The deciding vote was cast by the returning officer after the two candidates tied.|
|1896||Canadian federal||Assiniboia West||0%||0||3,005||Conservative Nicholas Flood Davin defeated independent John K. McInnes. The deciding vote was cast by the returning officer after the two candidates tied.|
|2014||French municipal||Lescar||0%||0||2,670||Christian Laine (socialist) tied Philippe Coy. By virtue of French Law, the oldest candidate (Christian Laine) has been elected. The election was canceled by French Court, and Christian Laine finally won by a 71-vote margin.|
|2008||Nunavut||Akulliq||0%||0||463||In a seat where the election was already delayed six weeks past general election day due to an aspiring candidate's legal challenge to his disqualification on residency grounds, incumbent MLA Steve Mapsalak and challenger John Ningark finished in an exact tie of 157 votes each. A second by-election was scheduled for March 2009 — five months after the election in the rest of the territory — which Ningark won by a margin of 14 votes.|
|2013||Nunavut||Rankin Inlet South||0%||0||344||In a new district formed by redistribution, incumbent MLA Lorne Kusugak and challenger Alexander Sammurtok, the only two candidates in the race, tied at 172 votes apiece. A by-election took place several weeks later, which was won by Sammurtok.|
|1974||New Hampshire senate||0.00090%||2||223,363||Louis Wyman beat John A. Durkin after several recounts. The US Senate called for a re-vote, which Durkin won.|
|1984||Indiana state||8th Congressional district||0.00171%||4||234,092||Indiana's Secretary of State (a Republican) certified Rick McIntyre as the winner by 34 votes, ignoring other recounted tallies that actually showed Frank McCloskey was in the lead. The Democratic-controlled House conducted their own recount. The House seated McCloskey after declaring him the winner by just four votes.|
|2003||Russian legislative||Sverdlovsk Oblast District 163||0.00221%||5||225,484||Incumbent Georgy Leontyev held the seat by five votes, despite allegations of vote manipulations, later rejected by the Supreme Court |
|1910||New York||36th District||0.00242%||1||41,396||Charles Bennett Smith, a Democrat, defeated the incumbent, Representative De Alva Stanwood Alexander, a Republican, by one vote, 20,685 to 20,684.|
|1997||UK general||Winchester||0.00322%||2||62,054||In the General Election, Mark Oaten led Gerry Malone by 2 votes (26,100-26,098). A total of 55 ballot papers were excluded from the count for want of official mark, of which 18 were votes in favour of Oaten and 22 in favour of Malone. Therefore Malone would have had a majority of 2 votes had they been included in the count. On hearing an Election Petition in the High Court on 6 October 1997 Lord Justice Brooke and Mr. Justice Gage ordered that there should be a fresh election. The petition also stated that four voters cast tendered ballots after claiming to have been personated, but the personators could not be found and the allegation was not pursued. In the subsequent by-election, Oaten crushed Malone (37,006-15,450).|
|2017||UK general||North East Fife||0.00478%||2||41,848||The Scottish National Party saw off a challenge by the Liberal Democrats to retain the seat of former leader Menzies Campbell. |
|2004||Washington gubernatorial||0.00473%||133||2,810,053||Democrat Christine Gregoire defeated Republican Dino Rossi, following two recounts, after the initial count and first recount showed Rossi as the winner.|
|1931||UK general||Ilkeston||0.00569%||2||35,172||A.J. Flint (National Labour) gained the seat from George Oliver (Labour) in a straight fight (the joint smallest numerical majority in a UK Parliamentary election, since universal adult suffrage).|
|2000||South Korean legislative election, 2000||Gwangju||0.00614%||3||48,828||GNP Park Hyuk-kyu defeated MDP Moon Hak-jin by an official tally of 3 vote difference.|
|2001||Cape Verdean presidential||0.00791%||12||153,406||Pedro Pires (African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde) defeated Carlos Veiga (Movement for Democracy) in the second round of the election after neither won more than 50% in the first round.|
|2010||UK general||Fermanagh and South Tyrone||0.00855%||4||46,803||Michelle Gildernew (Sinn Féin) defeated independent Rodney Connor.|
|1948||Texas senate||Democratic primary runoff||0.00880%||87||988,295||Lyndon Johnson is declared the winner over Coke Stevenson, despite suspicion about 200 mysterious votes from precinct 13 of Jim Wells County.|
|2000||United States presidential, Florida||0.00901%||537||5,962,657||Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat Al Gore after a mandatory statewide recount. An additional hand recount was halted by the United States Supreme Court but a later hand recount by media organizations confirmed Bush's win.|
|1972||Canadian federal||Ontario||0.00949%||4||42,150||Liberal incumbent Norman Cafik defeated Progressive Conservative Frank Charles McGee.|
|2008||Alaska||District 7||0.00997%||1||10,035||Incumbent Republican Mike Kelly defeated Democratic challenger Karl Kassel by one vote following a recount.|
|1832||United States presidential||Maryland||0.01044%||4||38,316||National Republican Henry Clay carried Maryland by four votes over Democratic President Andrew Jackson, but Jackson was reelected handily.|
|1910||UK general||Exeter||0.01047%||1||9,553||Henry Duke (Conservative), the incumbent at the time of the general election, re-gained the seat from Harold St Maur (Liberal) on an election petition in 1911. The court changed the original result (under which the Liberal had won by four votes). The revised result was the smallest numerical majority in a UK Parliamentary election in the twentieth century.|
|2008||United States Senate, Minnesota||0.01080%||312||2,887,646||After the first count, Norm Coleman edged out Al Franken by 215 votes, but following a state mandated recount, Al Franken defeated Norm Coleman by 225. Coleman contested the recount, after which Franken's lead grew to 312. After the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously rejected Coleman's appeals, he conceded the race to Franken on June 30, 2009, 238 days after the election.|
|1994||Connecticut||Second Congressional district||0.01129%||21||186,071||After two recounts, Sam Gejdenson had 21 more votes than Edward Munster.|
|1968||South Australian House of Assembly||Seat of Millicent||0.01362%||1||7,342||On 2 March 1968, Martin Cameron contested the seat of Millicent for the House of Assembly, standing against the sitting member, and minister in the Labor Cabinet, Des Corcoran. Narrowly losing the seat by one vote (3635-3634), the Liberal and Country League challenged the decision and the election was referred to the South Australian Court of Disputed Returns. The court ordered a by-election, which was held on 22 June. This was won comfortably by Corcoran (3994-3564), the Dunstan-led Australian Labor Party running the campaign on electoral reform.|
|1968||Canadian federal||Leeds||0.01376%||4||29,073||Progressive Conservative Desmond Code defeated Liberal incumbent John Matheson.|
|1930||Canadian federal||Yamaska||0.01427%||1||7,009||Liberal incumbent Aimé Boucher defeated Conservative Paul-François Comtois. The riding result was later declared void, and Boucher won the by-election in 1933 by 84 votes (0.1%).|
|2016||New Mexico House of Representatives||29th District||0.01447%||2||13,826||Republican Dave Adkins recaptures his spot in the New Mexico House over challenger Ronnie Martinez by just two votes.|
|1949||Canadian federal||Annapolis—Kings||0.01515%||4||26,400||Liberal Angus Alexander Elderkin defeated Progressive Conservative incumbent George Nowlan.|
|2003||Somaliland presidential||0.01637%||80||488,543||Dahir Riyale Kahin, of the For Unity, Democracy, and Independence party narrowly defeated the Peace, Unity, and Development Party's Ahmed M. Mahamoud Silanyo in a three-way race.|
|1988||Canadian federal||London—Middlesex||0.01654%||8||48,358||Progressive Conservative MP Terry Clifford narrowly edged out Liberal Garnet Bloomfield.|
|2005||Virginia||Attorney General||0.01662%||323||1,943,250||Bob McDonnell was certified as the victor over Creigh Deeds following a recount.|
|2012||ACT general||0.01854%||41||221,172||The Canberra Liberal Party received more first preference votes than the ruling Labor Party. Ultimately the Labor Party formed a minority government with the support of the sole ACT Greens MLA.|
|2006||Oklahoma state||0.02085%||2||9,594||After a recount, Republican Todd Thomsen beat Democrat Darrel Nemecek by two votes for the Oklahoma House of Representatives seat in its 25th district.|
|1935||Canadian federal||Vancouver—Burrard||0.02133%||6||28,130||Liberal Gerald Grattan McGeer defeated Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold Alexander Webster.|
|1896||Canadian federal||Ontario North||0.02148%||1||4,655||Liberal-Conservative John Alexander McGillivray defeated Patrons of Industry Duncan Graham.|
|1997||UK general||Torbay||0.02250%||12||53,322||Liberal Democrat candidate Adrian Sanders gained the seat from the sitting Conservative MP Rupert Allason. It was subsequently reported that Allason lost the seat through failing to leave a tip when dining at a restaurant in his constituency shortly before polling day. It was estimated that 14 voters (restaurant staff and their close family members) switched allegiance from Allason to other candidates as a result. He lost by 12 votes.|
|1904||United States presidential||Maryland||0.02274%||51||224,229||Republican President Theodore Roosevelt barely carried Maryland over Democrat Alton Parker on his way to an electoral landslide.|
|1900||Canadian federal||Selkirk||0.02303%||1||4,343||Liberal William Forsythe McCreary defeated Conservative John Herber Haslam. This was the second time in a row that a Liberal candidate defeated his Conservative rival in this riding by a single vote.|
|1900||Canadian federal||Bruce North||0.02422%||1||4,129||Liberal-Conservative incumbent Alexander McNeill defeated Liberal J. E. Campbell.|
|2010||Illinois gubernatorial||Republican primary||0.02515%||193||767,485||Bill Brady defeated Kirk Dillard.|
|2016||New York State Senate||8th District||0.02559%||33||128,965||John Brooks secured a spot in the State Senate by defeating incumbent Republican Michael Venditto. |
|1912||United States presidential||California||0.02567%||174||677,944||Former President Theodore Roosevelt, running on the Republican and Progressive ballot lines in California (Republican President William Howard Taft was not on the ballot in the state, although he did receive 3,914 write-in votes), narrowly edged out Democrat Woodrow Wilson in California, but Wilson won a landslide in the Electoral College due to divided Republican opposition.|
|1930||Canadian federal||Norfolk—Elgin||0.02654%||5||18,843||Liberal William H. Taylor defeated Conservative John Lawrence Stansell.|
|2007||Australian federal||Division of McEwen||0.02794%||31||96,647||Liberal Fran Bailey defeated Labor Rob Mitchell following a recount and court challenge.|
|2012||United States presidential||Iowa Republican caucuses||0.02798%||34||121,503||Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum defeated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the statewide Republican caucuses, the closest GOP primary election in United States history. Romney had been declared the winner by 8 votes on caucus night.|
|2008||Canadian federal||Kitchener—Waterloo||0.02808%||17||60,534||Conservative Peter Braid defeated Liberal Andrew Telegdi after a recount.|
|1891||Canadian federal||Wentworth South||0.02821%||1||3,545||Conservative Franklin Carpenter defeated Liberal James T. Russell.|
|1935||Canadian federal||Souris||0.02833%||3||10,589||Liberal-Progressive George William McDonald defeated Progressive Conservative incumbent Errick French Willis.|
|1887||Canadian federal||Haldimand||0.02865%||1||3,491||Conservative Walter Humphries Montague defeated Liberal incumbent Charles Wesley Colter.|
|1896||Canadian federal||Selkirk||0.02920%||1||3,425||Liberal John Alexander MacDonell defeated Conservative Hugh Armstrong.|
|2011||Scottish general||Glasgow Anniesland||0.02927%||7||23,918||Incumbent Labour MSP Bill Butler was defeated by Bill Kidd of the Scottish National Party (SNP).|
|2011||New Zealand general||Waitakere||0.02927%||9||30,747||National incumbent Paula Bennett retained her seat over Labour challenger Carmel Sepuloni after a judicial recount was requested by Bennett. The original official result had Sepuloni winning with a margin of 11 votes.|
|2010||Kitchener City Council||0.02961%||1||3,377||Frank Etherington defeated Debbie Chapman.|
|1968||Canadian federal||Comox—Alberni||0.02967%||9||30,331||Liberal Richard Durante defeated New Democrat incumbent Thomas Speakman Barnett. The riding result was later declared void and Durante lost the by-election to Barnett in 1969.|
|1891||Canadian federal||Nicolet||0.03016%||1||3,316||Liberal Joseph Hector Leduc defeated Conservative E. C. Prince.|
|1945||Canadian federal||Colchester—Hants||0.03273%||8||24,439||Progressive Conservative Frank Stanfield defeated Liberal incumbent Gordon Timlin Purdy.|
|1968||Canadian federal||Oshawa—Whitby||0.03309%||15||45,332||New Democrat Ed Broadbent defeated Progressive Conservative incumbent Michael Starr.|
|2000||Canadian federal||Champlain||0.03325%||15||45,111||Bloc Québécois candidate Marcel Gagnon narrowly edged out Liberal Julie Boulet.|
|1993||Canadian federal||Edmonton Northwest||0.03410%||12||35,195||Liberal candidate Anne McLellan narrowly edged out Reform candidate Richard Kayler.|
|1974||Canadian federal||Drummond||0.03521%||13||36,925||Liberal Yvon Pinard defeated Social Credit incumbent Jean-Marie Boisvert.|
|1964||United States Senate, Nevada||0.03565%||48||134,624||Democratic incumbent Howard Cannon defeated Republican Paul Laxalt.|
|1979||Canadian federal||Halifax||0.03662%||15||40,961||Progressive Conservative George Cooper defeated Liberal Brian Flemming.|
|1990||Ohio||Attorney General||0.03672%||1,234||3,360,162||Democratic candidate Lee Fisher defeated Republican Paul Pfeifer after a six-week recount, earning him the ironic nickname "Landslide Lee".|
|1896||Canadian federal||York East||0.03841%||1||3,425||Independent Conservative incumbent William F. McLean defeated Liberal Henry R. Frankland.|
|2005||British Columbia general||Vancouver-Burrard||0.03862%||11||28,483||Lorne Mayencourt of the British Columbia Liberal Party defeated Tim Stevenson of the British Columbia New Democratic Party in a judicial recount. Stevenson had actually been declared the winner of the seat on election night, but Mayencourt pulled ahead when absentee ballots were counted two weeks later.|
|2013||Virginia Attorney General||0.04097%||907||2,214,075||Democratic candidate Mark Herring defeated Republican candidate Mark Obenshain after a recount.|
|2011||Canadian federal||Nipissing—Timiskaming||0.04258%||18||42,271||Conservative Jay Aspin defeated Liberal incumbent Anthony Rota.|
|2014||Parliament of South Australia||Fisher state by-election||0.04378%||9||20,559||By-election caused by the death of sitting independent MP Bob Such. The Australian Labor Party candidate Nat Cook beat the Liberal Party candidate by 9 votes.|
|2004||Montana house||District 12||0.04735%||2||4,224||Democrat Jeanne Windham defeated Constitution Party candidate Rick Jore.|
|2008||Canadian federal||Vancouver South||0.04779%||20||41,852||Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh defeated Conservative Wai Young after two recounts.|
|2017||UK General||Kensington||0.05171%||20||38,677||Labour Emma Dent Coad defeated Conservative Victoria Borwick after 3 recounts over two days.|
|1887||Canadian federal||Montmorency||0.05328%||1||1,877||Liberal Charles Langelier defeated Conservative P. V. Valin.|
|1959||Singaporean general||River Valley||0.05328%||5||9,384||People's Action Party candidate Lim Cheng Lock defeated Soh Ghee Soon of the Singapore People's Alliance.|
|1892||United States presidential||California||0.05452%||147||269,609||Former President Grover Cleveland narrowly carried California over Republican President Benjamin Harrison and went on to reclaim the presidency in a rematch of the 1888 presidential elections, thus becoming both the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.|
|2006||Canadian federal||Parry Sound—Muskoka||0.06064%||28||46,171||Conservative candidate Tony Clement narrowly edged out Liberal MP Andy Mitchell.|
|2000||United States presidential||New Mexico||0.06114%||366||598,605||Since Florida's electoral votes decided George W. Bush's electoral college win over Al Gore, little attention was paid to the fact that New Mexico's outcome was even closer (in terms of raw vote) than the Florida result, this time with Gore coming out ahead.|
|1988||Canadian federal||Northumberland, Ontario||0.06190%||28||45,235||Liberal candidate Christine Stewart narrowly edged out Progressive Conservative Reg Jewell.|
|1896||United States presidential||Kentucky||0.06212%||277||445,928||William McKinley was elected president twice by comfortable Electoral College majorities, but his only victory in a Southern state was his razor-thin win over William Jennings Bryan in Kentucky in his initial presidential run, becoming the first Republican ever to win Kentucky.|
|1960||United States presidential||Hawaii||0.06226%||115||184,705||Just a year after becoming the fiftieth State, Hawaii surprised many political experts by voting for Democrat John F. Kennedy over Republican Richard Nixon, albeit by a very small margin.|
|2013||Australian federal||Division of Fairfax||0.06264%||53||84,607||Clive Palmer (Palmer United Party) defeated Ted O'Brien of the Liberal National Party of Queensland following two recounts.|
|1916||United States presidential||New Hampshire||0.06283%||56||89,127||Although the 0.38% victory margin for President Woodrow Wilson in California — which gave Wilson the thirteen electoral votes he needed to win reelection over Republican Charles Evans Hughes—garnered most of the attention, Wilson’s surprise 56-vote victory over Hughes in New Hampshire (the only Northeastern state that Hughes did not carry) was the closest contest in the election.|
|2004||Ohio Senate||14th District Republican primary||0.06517%||22||33,760||Jean Schmidt won the first count by 62 votes, but Tom Niehaus prevailed in a recount and went on to win the general election.|
|1891||Canadian federal||Grey South||0.06572%||3||4,565||Liberal incumbent George Landerkin defeated Conservative John Blyth.|
|2006||Italian general||0.06583%||25,115||38,153,343||The centre-left coalition The Union led by Romano Prodi defeated the centre-right House of Freedoms of incumbent Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.|
|1972||Canadian federal||Selkirk||0.06690%||30||44,841||New Democrat incumbent Doug Rowland defeated Progressive Conservative Dean Whiteway.|
|1940||Canadian federal||Cumberland||0.06842%||12||17,537||Liberal Percy Chapman Black defeated National Government incumbent Kenneth Judson Cochrane.|
|2002||Colorado||7th Congressional district||0.06877%||121||175,938||In the first race in this newly created Congressional district, Republican Bob Beauprez narrowly beat out Democrat Mike Feeley.|
|1952||United States presidential||Kentucky||0.07048%||700||993,148||Dwight Eisenhower was elected president in a landslide, but lost Kentucky by the smallest margin of any state Presidential battle for thirty-six years, giving a sixth straight Democrat win in the Bluegrass State.|
|2004||North Carolina State Agriculture Commissioner||0.07066%||2,353||3,330,187||Republican Steve Troxler defeated Democrat Britt Cobb.|
|2014||Arizona||Second Congressional district||0.07334%||161||219,351||Martha McSally defeated Ron Barber, officially announced a month after the election, after a legally-mandated recount. McSally had lost to Barber in 2012 by 2,454 votes.|
|2016||Pennsylvania||PA-31||0.07381%||28||37,936||Democrat Perry Warren defeated Republican Ryan Gallagher for District 31 of the PA House of Representatives.|
|2000||Canadian federal||Laval Centre||0.07667%||42||54,782||Bloc Québécois MP Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral narrowly edged out Liberal Pierre Lafleur.|
|2013||New Jersey General Assembly||District 2||0.07954%||40||50,288||Democrat Vince Mazzeo defeated incumbent Republican John F. Amodeo after a recount.|
|1988||Canadian federal||York North||0.08767%||77||87,825||Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua narrowly edged out Progressive Conservative Michael O'Brien.|
|1880||United States presidential||California||0.08769%||144||164,218||Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock takes advantage of opposition to Chinese immigration for the first Democratic win in California since 1856, but loses the electoral vote despite equalling Garfield in states won and popular vote.|
|1908||United States presidential||Missouri||0.08786%||629||715,927||William Howard Taft wins a comfortable first term but takes Missouri by fewer than a thousand votes.|
|1984||Canadian federal||Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke||0.08792%||38||43,219||Liberal MP Len Hopkins narrowly edged out Progressive Conservative Don Whillans.|
|2005||UK general||Crawley||0.08815%||37||41,973||Labour MP Laura Moffatt retains seat.|
|2012||French legislative||Eure second constituency||0.08928%||39||43,681||Socialist Jean-Louis Destans defeated incumbent Jean-Pierre Nicolas|
|2000||Washington United States Senate||0.09055%||2,229||2,461,379||Democrat Maria Cantwell unseats Republican Slade Gorton following a mandatory recount.|
|1998||Nevada United States Senate||0.09200%||401||435,864||Incumbent Democrat Harry Reid defeats Republican John Ensign.|
|1965||Canadian federal||Shefford||0.09334%||27||28,926||Liberal Louis-Paul Neveu defeated Progressive Conservative Paul-O. Trépanier.|
|1860||United States presidential||Virginia||0.09347%||156||166,891||Constitutional Union candidate John Bell edges out secessionist John Cabell Breckinridge. President-elect Lincoln received only 1,887 votes.|
|1874||Canadian federal||Leeds South||0.09372%||3||3,201||Conservative David Ford Jones beat challenger W. H. Fredenburgh.|
|1962||Canadian federal||St. John's West||0.09391%||24||25,557||Liberal Richard Cashin defeated Progressive Conservative incumbent William Joseph Browne.|
|2016||Taiwanese general||Taoyuan legislative district 4||0.09385%||162||172,622||KMT incumbent Yang Li-Huan claimed edged DDP challenger Cheng Pao-Ching by 30 votes, when latter Central Election Commission said Cheng won with 169 votes. The recount in 5 days saw Cheng won by 162 votes.|
|1884||United States presidential||New York||0.09844%||1,149||1,167,169||Democrat Grover Cleveland edged out Mainer James G. Blaine to win New York’s decisive 36 electoral votes.|
|1878||Canadian federal||Jacques Cartier||0.09911%||2||2,018||Conservative Désiré Girouard defeated Liberal incumbent Rodolphe Laflamme.|
|1921||Canadian federal||Calgary West||0.09955%||16||16,073||Labour Joseph Tweed Shaw defeated Conservative R. B. Bennett who was, at the time, Minister of Justice.|
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