- Associated Press - Thursday, December 4, 2014

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Twelve years after losing a coin toss in a tied election for Waveland alderman, independent Charles Piazza won a tie by drawing the longer of two straws.

Republican nominee Brett Ladner had held a 108-106 lead Tuesday night, but verification of four affidavit ballots on Wednesday tied the race.

Piazza tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1w3viZF ) his 2002 re-election campaign also wound up in a tie.

City attorney Gary Yarborough says the law calls for a game of chance to decide tied elections.

Waveland’s board of aldermen and mayor were sworn in Wednesday.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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