Houston Mayor Election Ends in Tie, Winner Elected by HAT DRAWING

Houston Mayor Election Ends in Tie, Winner Elected by HAT DRAWING

Houston Mayor Election Ends in Tie, Winner Elected by HAT DRAWING
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The race to be the mayor of Dickinson, Houston had been so tight that both of the candidates each received 1,010 votes and eventually resorted to hat drawing.

But according to Texas law, a tie in the race for a public office position can be resolved by casting lots.

After months of campaigning and multiple elections, the race between Sean Skipworth and Jennifer Lawrence concluded in an unusual fashion. And so they did the inevitable. 

The outgoing mayor, Julie Masters, led the hat drawing ceremony. They put their names on a ping pong ball. In just 10 minutes, Masters pulledo out Skipworth’s name and right there and then, he emerged as the new mayor of Dickinson. 

“I thank everyone for coming out and voting. Literally, every vote counted,” Skipworth said. 

Houston Mayor Election Ends in Tie, Winner Elected by HAT DRAWING
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Meanwhile, Lawrence wholeheartedly accepted her defeat and said he trusted the whole process and believed the drawing. 

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Lawrence also noticed that if they’re going to add their votes, 1,010 and 1,010, it will result to 2,020.

She also assured Skipworth of her support because she believes unity is the only way to “get stuff done” in their locality. 

Dickinson has over 21,000 residents and is located about 40 miles southeast of Houston. 

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