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Queen of clubs settles election tie

Thursday, November 4, 2004 Posted: 9:01 PM EST (0201 GMT)

ELY, Nevada (AP) -- A county commission race in this gambling state 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.



Well, it is only rural Ely, but still somewhat disturbing. Gosh, can't misunderestimate the power of luck.

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serendith
Nov. 6th, 2004 10:23 pm (UTC)
*blink blink*
Oh my ....
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