Heads Or Tails?

Coin Toss Decides Town’s Mayor

Well, that's one way to decide. In the tiny Idaho town of Albion—fewer than 300 people live there—Don Bowden was reelected mayor after winning a coin toss (he picked tails). Bowden and John Davis both received 60 votes during the Nov. 5 election, so the town turned to the state's law which says ties in municipal elections will be resolved with a coin toss. Davis, who said the toss had been the talk of the town, anticipated a large audience. Following the toss, Bowden turned to his opponent and the crowd and said, "well, as they say, I'd rather be lucky than good."