Closest Race in the Country -Funny!

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    Ely, Nev. -- A County Commission race was decided in true Nevada fashion -- by the luck of the draw.

    After finishing Tuesday's election tied with 1,847 votes each, Robert Swetich and Raymond Urrizaga agreed to draw cards to resolve the deadlocked White Pine County Commission race.

    Urrizaga drew first, choosing a queen of clubs. His opponent pulled the seven of diamonds, then congratulated the winner.

    Nevada law provides for drawing lots to break a tie, giving the candidates the option of tossing a coin, drawing straws or picking a card.



    http://www.indystar.com/articles/4/192156-1324-010.html
     
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    What a cool law. It avoids unnecessary special elections I guess. It seems so odd.
     
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    Better then leaving it up to a bunch of bureaucrats. :banana:
     

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