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Tiny Kansas town decides race with names in hat

Published on -4/10/2013, 7:04 AM

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FORD CITY, Kan. (AP) -- If Andy Thompson's wife had been in town last week, there would have been no need for a tiebreaker in the city council race in a tiny southwest Kansas community.

But Thompson tells The Dodge City Globe (http://bit.ly/10GrHxS ) his wife's return from a visit to their grandson was delayed when the boy got appendicitis.

So she wasn't among the 42 Ford City voters who cast ballots in the April 2 council election, which ended with 21 votes apiece for Thompson and Betty Shearon.

The Ford County Board of Canvassers decided the race this week by putting the candidates' names in a hat and having an impartial third party draw one name. Thompson won.

County Commissioner Jerry King says the Ford City example shows the importance of every single vote.

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