High card takes all!
The New York State Senate should follow the example of Cave Creek Arizona. High card becomes the new leader! That is how Cave Creek decided a deadlocked political race.
Sometimes New Yorkers just make life too complicated.
Watch the card draw here.
PHOENIX — The election came down to the high card.
Withthe final Town Council seat in the small Phoenix-area town of CaveCreek on the line, two candidates who tied with 660 votes apiece in aMay runoff cut cards to decide the race.
The winner was 25-year-old Adam Trenk, whose king of hearts beat out former Councilman Thomas McGuire's six of hearts.
An obscure Arizona law dating to 1925 says that election ties in all but the state's five top offices should be broken "by lot."
MayorVincent Francia called Monday's event "pure Cave Creek." As cameracrews and bystanders crammed into the town hall, Francia drew one ofthree decks from a cowboy hat. A judge shuffled and
McGuire drew first.
With Trenk's draw, cheers erupted, and he was immediately sworn into office.