You know how they say every vote counts? Apparently, it's true.

It is not difficult to lose faith in the power of voting. Gerrymandering, dark money campaign contributions and voter suppression efforts have done their share to shake faith in democracy in this country. It’s a big reason why turnout at the polls has been miserably low all over the United States and why U.S. voter turnout lags most of its democratic and developed peers around the world. But if anyone needs to be reminded that every vote counts — that a handful of votes can turn an election — they need only look to last week’s Maryland primary where, after the dust settled, there are at least three races that came down to the slimmest of margins. (Balt. Sun)

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