For those not closely following special elections for House seats, you should know that in upstate New York, the person who will replace Kirstin Gillibrand (the new Senator from New York) has yet to be decided. After the night of the election, the Democrat, Scott Murphy, was up by 65 votes. Things have shifted back and forth for a few days now (Here is the Times City Room Blog's page about the race). This one will be in the courts for a while. And, don't forget, we're still missing a senator from Minnesota after the election in November.This all just serves as a reminder that no matter how many people vote, every vote matters. To remind yourself of this again, please check out some of the work we've done on this in the past: The sad story of Mike Feeley and our GOOD Sheet on the country's closest elections.