Discussion: Winner Of S.D. Town's Mayoral Race To Be Determined By Luck Of The Draw

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Days of politicking, hours and hours of stuffing brochures and mailers into envelopes, nights with little sleep, door-to-door campaigning and it all boils down to cutting an ace from a pack of cards.

Platte’s motto: “It’s possible in Platte…if you roll a ‘6’.”

I’ve driven through Platte. Not only is the place named after the misspelling of some guy’s name, it’s a big ‘who cares?’ with a park.

Luck of the draw? I want to see a double-shot-espresso-drinking contest until the loser collapses from system-wide neural collapse or a burst bladder.

What??? Drawing lots? This is South Dakota. I say pistols at 10 paces.

Dog bites man. Ties in local races happen dozens of times every election cycle. Usually resolved with a coin toss rather than cards or dice, but other than that, nothing to see here.

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What? No hand grenades?

“On Thursday, the candidates, incumbent Mayor Rick Gustad and former Platte Police Chief Steve Christensen, will chose between a card draw and a dice roll to determine the outcome of the race.”

Gustad: “Cards.”
Christensen: “Dice.”

Uh-oh.

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