Nev. Democratic caucus ties are luck of the draw

By Seth A. Richardson, Reno Gazette-Journal

If the Iowa Democratic caucuses showed the country one thing, it’s that sometimes it does come down to a coin flip.

Initial reports showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won six precincts over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that needed some form of tie breaker, resulting in a coin flip to determine who was awarded the contested delegate. Sam Lau, a spokesman for the Iowa Democratic Party, said seven coin flips were reported through the party’s reporting app, with Sanders winning six and Clinton winning one, but others may have been unreported through the party’s phone system.


However, the Nevada Democratic caucus has a similar system, only with a process more appropriate to a state with a heavy casino industry: a card draw.

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