'Dungeons & Dragons' Dice Used to Break Election Tie in California
A tied local election in California was decided in a peculiar -- but magical -- fashion earlier this month.
According to the New York Post, a 20-sided die from the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was used to determine the new Byron-Bethany Irrigation District Director 1.
The tense tiebreaker between incumbent Larry Enos and Milan Petrovich was live-streamed on Facebook on December 7.
Each candidate was allowed three rolls, and whoever had the highest combined total would be victorious.
The Mercury News reported that Enos won the tiebreaker, defeating Petrovich by a total score of 51 to 45.
"When I’m done, I’m leaving -- win or lose. I won’t have to worry about it. I think this is funny myself," Petrovich reportedly said before walking out after losing on the third role.
According to its website, the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District serves parts of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin.