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Tue January 1, 2013
Mayor Settles Council Election Tie With Coin Toss
Originally published on Tue January 1, 2013 6:44 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm David Greene.
Democracy sure works in mysterious ways. In Seguin, Texas, a December city council election ended in a dead tie. Both candidates received 141 votes. So it was up to the mayor to settle things. The law gave him some options: drawing straws or tossing dice. He chose an old coin toss. The silver dollar landed, it was tails, and immediately Jeannette Crabb was sworn into a four-year term. She's coming to office with quite a mandate.
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