Lady Luck Decides Town Council Winner In Arizona

(Cave Creek, AZ) Cave Creek, Ariz., is the kind of bedroom community where there are more saguaro cactuses than people. When last month’s Town Council race ended in a two-way tie, Mayor Vincent Francia thought it should be settled cowboy-style: “The two candidates would assemble downtown Cave Creek at High Noon and go at it with paintballs.” Instead they turned to Arizona law, which says tied local elections may be determined by chance: rolling dice, flipping a coin or cutting cards. Listen here.

This story aired on NPR’s Morning Edition.