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Roll of the Dice Decides Tied Election Race


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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.