Politics

Webster, Texas Elects Council Member With Roll of Dice

| by Michael Allen

Webster, Texas recently raised hackles and eyebrows when it recently decided who would be its newest council member with a simple roll of a dice.

According to KTRK-TV, the small town had to break 111-111 tie between Diana Newland and Edward Lapeyre, who were tied in their runoff election last week, based on an election rule.

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The rule states that a coin flip or dice roll is the only way to break the runoff tie. The contest was decided on the third roll, which went in favor of Newland.

Lapeyre said: “Then the third one, Diana, my opponent, rolled a 5. I rolled 4. So she became the position No. 1 council person with her successful high roll.”

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