Texas town decides election by roll of the dice

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:03 EDT
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One Texas town made a notable headline Tuesday evening, when it decided who would be its newest council member by the simple roll of a dice.

According to KTRK-TV, Webster, Texas broke the 111-111 tie between Diana Newland and Edward Lapeyre tied in their runoff election last week based on an election state rule. The rule states that a coin flip or dice roll is the only way to break the runoff tie.

The contest was decided on the third roll, which went in favor of Newland.

“Then the third one, Diana, my opponent, rolled a 5,” Lapeyre said. “I rolled 4. So she became the position No. 1 council person with her successful high roll.”

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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