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By Choice or by Chance?

By DogMan1     Nov 23, 2006 in
It could have been, "Heads you win, tails you lose."
What would you do if you were running for a spot on City Council and ended up in a dead heat?
Well, that's exactly what happened to Rick Cowan and John Paterson in Leamington, Ontario.
Initially, the race was close, very close, three votes close, so there was a recount. And, the recount ended up with identical numbers for each of the candidates.
The Municipal Elections Act for Ontario says that the only thing to do in a situation such as this is to decide the outcome purely by chance.
The candidates decided that the best method for this would be to have someone draw a name from a box.
(For more details, see today's Globe and Mail.)
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