Let’s take a look at some “big” elections that came down to a small handful of votes. The Minnesota race for Senate in 2008, for instance, was infamously close. When Election Day was done that November, challenging candidate, Democrat Al Franken, had “lost” to incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman by only 215 votes. This spurred a recount after which Franked was leading by 225. Franken was awarded the election even though there was massive Democrat vote fraud.
If a few more people on either side had decided to turn out to vote months of uncertainty, millions in expenses for legal challenges and recounts, and much gnashing of teeth could have been spared the State of Minnesota.