A Victory with Less than a Minyan: The Importance of Voting

Posted on January 4, 2012 In Archives, News

Last night, the Iowa Caucus launched the beginning of the primary season for the 2012 Presidential Elections.  Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received only 8 more votes than former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, not enough to be considered a clear winner of the race.  Romney and Santorum will enter the next set of primaries – in New Hampshire and South Carolina – effectively tied, looking to distinguish themselves and rise to the top.

With the final tally of votes showing Romney winning 30,015 votes to Santorum’s 30,007 – or 24.6 percent to 24.5 percent – the most important, and unequivocal, message here is that every vote actually matters.  The difference between Romney and Santorum was a mere 8 votes – not even a minyan!

There are a number of important upcoming elections that will be won in tight races – so next time you’re on the fence about voting or unsure about whether your vote will actually count, think about the few votes that make it a win.