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June 16, 2009

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Card Game Settles Election
Town Council Race Won By Candidate With Highest Card

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. -- A tie was broken in the battle over Cave Creek's final Town Council seat by a game of chance, KPHO-TV reported.

A month after the top candidates finished tied with 660 votes apiece, the race was settled by a card game.

According to Arizona state law, if an election is deadlocked the winner must be decided "by lot," also referred to as a game of chance. [...]

McGuire went first and drew a six of hearts. Trenk went next and drew a king, making him the winner.

"In an ideal world we'd have had another run-off, but this is what the state Legislature mandates," Trenk said. "I'm happy with (the) result. A king of hearts is pretty good."

This reminds me of how Show Low, Arizona was named.

Posted by joke du jour at June 16, 2009 07:03 PM

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