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Coin tossing breaks tie in Philippine mayoral race


MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- What do you do when two candidates running for mayor in the Philippines get exactly the same number of votes? You get them to toss a coin.

Marvic Feraren and Boyet Py both received 3,236 votes for mayor of San Teodoro town in Mindoro Oriental province in Monday's elections.

The Elections Commissions suggested the two men flip a coin five times each, which is allowed under the country's Election Code to break a tie.

Feraren won Tuesday, but not before a second round of coin flipping.

They tied in the first round too.

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mikethenovice wrote:
No amount of smartphone technology will ever replace the tried and true, coin flipping.
on May 16,2013 | 04:52AM
localguy wrote:
Why didn't we do that back when there was the Florida hanging chad/voting fiasco between Bush and Gore? No reason to go to the supreme court.
on May 16,2013 | 05:39AM
krusha wrote:
Would suck if they found out somebody in their household forgot to vote...
on May 16,2013 | 07:05AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Makes sense in the Phillipines. After all, they keep re electing Imelda Marcos.
on May 16,2013 | 07:07AM
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