How can it be argued that every vote was important in the 2000 presidential election?
a vote is a vote and to be taken serious
Way back in 1845 in the U.S. Congress, Texas became a state by one vote. In 1923, one vote in the German Parliament gave Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.
A shift of less than one vote per precinct in a handful of states would have defeated Woodrow Wilson in his bid for re-election in 1916. A few votes per precinct in Illinois and a couple of other states and then Vice President Richard Nixon would have defeated John F. Kennedy in 1960. The same is true in elections at every level. In 1974, Congressman Louis Wyman was declared the victor in the U.S. senate race in New Hampshire, after a recount, by just two votes. If only a few additional people in each precinct in Ohio had voted differently in the 1976 presidential election, Mr. Ford would have been our president, not Mr. Carter. Around the same time, the Governor of Ohio beat out challenging candidate by a margin of one vote per precinct.
Yes, your one vote counts, and you can also influence many other votes!