Lucky Number 8

In a day and age where election results have been contested all the way to the US Supreme Court a small township in Pennsylvania settled a tie in a arbitrary but amicable way. Greenfield township near Hollidaysburg had the two candidates for a seat on the township board draw numbers, lowest number wins. Republican Helsel drew 12, Democrat Claar drew 8 and took the election. Very civil of the civil servants involved.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Nov 29, 2011
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Everyone walked away satisfied, that would never happen on the national level.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/29/11 at 08:53 PM
Yeah, they do that kind of stuff all the time around here. Guess PA is just a more laid-back state, at least if you leave out Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Amish beard-cutting attacks. Oh wait, that's Ohio. 😉
Posted by done on 11/29/11 at 09:34 PM
Yep, we got the crazies over here. 😝
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/29/11 at 09:48 PM
That happens all the time out here in the Wild, Wild West, usually by cutting cards for high card.

https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=cut+cards+to+decide+election&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 11/30/11 at 12:58 PM
I like the card-cutting method, Freddie - that's cool. Of course, you'd have to be in a state where they understand the order of the suits, (Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs) in the event of a draw. That seems to be beyond most folks in the northeast.
Posted by done on 11/30/11 at 06:02 PM
Better to cut the cards than to cut the cheese. 😝
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/30/11 at 07:03 PM
That is very cool. Interesting how some small towns get their names, as well. Thanks!
Posted by done on 12/11/11 at 09:05 PM
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