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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 45, November 5, 2006, Article 24

COIN TOSS ELECTS DEAD WOMAN TO OFFICE

According to an October 31st Reuters report, "A dead woman won
re-election to a school board in rural Alaska after her opponent
lost a coin flip meant to break an electoral tie.

Katherine Dunton, who died of cancer on October 3, the day of the
local election, was re-elected to the Aleutian Region School District
board after her opponent, Dona Highstone, called "heads" on a coin
toss that landed "tails," state and local officials said."

The coin toss was held on Friday, in accordance with state law, to
break the tie since both candidates had 19 votes.

The school district, which covers an island region stretching 600
miles and has jurisdiction over about 50 students, has not yet decided
how to fill Dunton's seat."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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