Cut of cards determines winner of Douglas race | NevadaAppeal.com

Cut of cards determines winner of Douglas race

MINDEN (AP) – In true Nevada style, a race in Douglas County came down to a draw of the cards Friday in Minden.

The Record-Courier reports that Natalie Yanish drew the ace of clubs to win a seat on the Kingsbury Grade General Improvement District board over Robert McDowell, who draw the eight of diamonds.

The two tied for third place in the Nov. 2 election. They finished with 373 votes each in an 11-way race for three seats.

State law allows candidates to settle ties by either drawing cards or flipping a coin.

County Clerk Ted Thran shuffled a deck of cards and each candidate selected one.

Nevada’s tie-breaking method has been used to settle at least several other races in counties across the state over the last decade.