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A City Council race is determined with a card draw. No jokers. Aces are high.
Of course this Las Vegas suburb would break an electoral tie with nothing more than a deck of cards.
Nevada's press-your-luck culture stretches far beyond the video poker screens embedded in many bar tops. Its economy cratered when the Silver State wagered everything on the casino and construction industries.
Ties in local elections? They're also left to fate.
Originally posted by notsofunnyguy
They'd just find a way to "stack the deck".
Literally, in this case.
Show Low received its name when C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark decided there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement. The two men agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to move. According to the story, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, "Show low it is."