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Welcome to the 2016 Election Bentley research guide. This guide was created to help Bentley students learn more about the upcoming presidential election, the candidates, and the issues. It provides media coverage of campaigns, provides web sites to follow spending, as well as some great sites to fact check, learn about voter registration, check out related polls, news, and more.
1776: 1 VOTE adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia
1789: 1 VOTE elected our first President, George Washington
1800: 1 VOTE made Thomas Jefferson president instead of Aaron Burr
1845: 2 VOTES brought Texas into the United States
1850: 1 VOTE admitted California and Oregon into the United States
1867: 1 VOTE allowed the purchase of Alaska for $72 million from Russia
1868: 1 VOTE acquitted President Andrew Johnson after being impeached
1876: 1 VOTE made Rutherford B. Hayes a United States President
1960: 1 VOTE changed in each precinct would have defeated John Kennedy
2016: 1 VOTE your vote, will make a difference November 8th
Economists Casey B. Mulligan and Charles G. Hunter found in a 2001 study that one of every 100,000 votes cast in federal elections, and one of every 15,000 votes cast in state legislative elections, “mattered in the sense that they were cast for a candidate that officially tied or won by one vote.”