Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET on Nov. 10
Kevin Entze, a police officer from Washington state, knows it all could have been different.
Entze lost a GOP primary in a state House race by one vote out of more than 11,700 cast. And then he found out that one of his fellow reserve officers forgot to mail in his ballot.
"He left his ballot on his kitchen counter, and it never got sent out," Entze told Seattle Post-Intelligencer.