Roll of the Dice Decides Tied Election Race
A too-close-to-call school board election was decided by the roll of a die.
Rocco DiConza challenged incumbent Loretta Rose for the District 4 board seat in Gustine in November’s election. Each earned 97 votes; board rules say any tie will be broken by drawing lots, a phrase used to describe a number of things.
After considering options like drawing cards, drawing straws or flipping a coin, the board members decided rolling dice would be the fairest way to decide the winner.
A special meeting was held December 6 to have DiConza and Rose roll the dice. Rose rolled a 4, DiConza a 1.
Rose held on to her school board seat, and was sworn in for another term last week.