close calls

Everyone knows that if 267 people in Florida had voted differently, Al Gore would have won the 2000 presidential election.  But what about other years?  Here’s a site that answers the general question, “How few people (and in what states) would have needed to vote differently to change the outcome of each election?”  (In 2008, the answer was 445,912 people in seven states.)

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