Dice Roll Decides Election in Texas Town

The town of Webster, Texas, is rolling the dice on its newest city council member. Literally. After Diana Newland and Edward Lapeyre each won 111 votes in a runoff election Saturday and a recount confirmed the result yesterday, Texas election code forced the two to "cast lots." A nearby pair of dice settled the matter: Newland rolled a five, while Lapeyre came up short with a four. "It seemed odd, but after discussing it [with Lapeyre], we were just ready to get it over with," Newland said,...Full Story
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