It all came down to Florida in this election. The winner of Florida would become President of the United States. Marked with ballot confusion, recount debates, and eventually, a ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States, George W. Bush won the state by just over 500 votes, becoming President-elect. To put that in perspective, there were over 100 million votes were cast for this election!
U.S House of Representatives:
In this newly established Congressional district, Bob Beauprez defeated his opponent by just over 100 votes.
Washington Gubernatorial Race:
With more than 2.8 million votes cast, Christine Gregoire was elected Governor by 133 votes.
Virginia Commonwealth Attorney:
This race (known as District Attorney in most other states) was decided by one vote when Chris Rahak beat out Patrick Moore by a vote of 2,375 to 2,374.
Alaska House of Representatives Primary:
After a recount, the results remained tied. Byrce Edgmon became the nominee for House District 37 by a coin toss. Edgmon went on to win the general election.
2010, 2012, 2014 & 2016
Vermont State House:
Sarah Buxton and David Ainsworth were opponents four times in the Windsor-Orange-1 district. In 2010, Buxton defeated Ainsworth by a single vote. Buxton won again in close elections in 2012 and 2014 until Ainsworth won in 2016, ironically, also by a single vote.
Virginia State House:
In House District 94, this race quite literally came down to picking a name out of a hat (well, picking a name out of a bowl). In this race, each candidate received exactly 11,607 votes. To break the tie, a name was chosen from a bowl and David Yancey was declared the winner.