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« on: May 16, 2017, 10:35:04 pm »
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What was the smallest popular vote margin in a state? I know that 2000 had NM decided by 366 votes (0.1%) and Florida by 537 (0.0%), but were there narrower margins than these?
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 10:52:52 pm »
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Woodrow Wilson won New Hampshire on a 56 vote majority in 1916.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 11:02:54 pm »
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Wikipedia tells me that smallest popular vote margin in a US presidential election was Henry Clay's 1932 victory over Andrew Jackson in Maryland, of 4 votes.

More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_close_election_results
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 12:05:55 pm »
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FL, 2000: Smallest presidential margin as a percentage (0.00901%; 537 votes)
MD, 1832: Smallest presidential margin in terms of raw vote (0.01044%; 4 votes)

Fun fact: the second smallest presidential margin in terms of raw vote was also in MD - in 1904, with a margin of 51 votes.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 07:12:13 pm »
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Other close results: Stevenson won KY by 700 votes in 1952; Kennedy won  HI by 115 votes in 1960.
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