In a small town in the U.S. state of Connecticut the outcome of the elections to the local Council determined the toss of a coin. Writes about this local edition of the Journal Inquirer.
The other day in Bolton, with a population of about 5 thousand inhabitants of elections to the local authority, consisting of only five people. In the end, two candidates of the rival Republican Michael Eremita and Democrat Kim Miller scored the same number of votes – for 718.
According to the city Charter, outputs in this situation, two – re-election or coin toss. Eremita and Miller agreed to the second option, as another election would cost the city budget in $2,5-3 thousand.
From left to right: Michael Eremita, Elizabeth waters and Kim Miller throw coins (photos journalinquirer.com)
Coins are simultaneously tossed both the candidate and the head of the city Council Elizabeth waters – it was her coin had to determine the winner. In the result the victory was won by Eremite: he waters the coin fell tails.
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After the elections, three of the five mandates in the city Council Bolton got the Republicans.
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