Drawing From a Hat Decides Wyoming Race

<i> Associated Press</i>

In a race decided by a Ping-Pong ball, Republican Randall Luthi won a seat in the state House on Wednesday.

A ball bearing Luthi’s name was drawn from the battered cowboy hat of Gov. Mike Sullivan during a meeting of the state Canvassing Board, settling the race Luthi tied with independent Larry Call.

Each candidate got 1,941 votes in the Nov. 8 election. State law calls for such ties to be settled by drawing lots.

“It is democracy at its best,” proclaimed the declared winner.