Village Decides Election by Flipping Coin
2 candidates got 573 votes each
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2013 1:33 PM CDT
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(Newser) – David DeLeshe has a coin to thank for his new role on the village of Stickney's board of trustees. DeLeshe and opponent Lea Torres both managed to get 573 votes in the Chicago suburb's April 9 election, the AP reports, so election officials resorted to a coin toss today. DeLeshe won, CBS reports, though Torres is considering a challenge. Last year, a City Council race came down to a coin flip in Kentucky when the wife of one of the candidates failed to vote ... and in the end, that poor guy ended up losing.

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hog_one
May 3, 2013 5:31 AM CDT
In the town of Showlow, Arizona, if the election does not have a winner wth 51% of the votes. The top two will have a run-off. If after that election and it ends in a tie, the two will meet and cut a deck of cards. The person who cuts the lowest card wins the election.
$28919642
May 2, 2013 7:58 AM CDT
They should play chess, instead. The smarter, and therefore better candidate would win.
right2dave
May 2, 2013 12:35 AM CDT
No the story is almost right. It was the coin the pocket the candidate went in that won. The Obama way.