Dont tell that to Barbara Hammett, executive director of the Burke County Board of Elections. Democrat Jim Martin out-polled U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in her county by a vote of 2,533 to 2,532.
Percentage-wise, she noted, thats 50.001 percent to 49.999 percent.
What would she say to people who think their vote doesnt matter?
I would say that happens lots of times, where a few votes or one vote make a difference.
She said in the school board runoff between Lynn Crews and Barrett Wimberly, won by Ms. Crews, each candidate got 178 votes in one precinct.