ELEANOR, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Democracy is our nation's way of picking leaders, but on those rare instances when there's no majority whatsoever following an election, sometimes you just have to go with blind chance.

That's how one town settled a city council race Wednesday night after the two candidates finished dead even.

"The lower the turnout, the more likely something like this can happen," Town Recorder Lynda Casto said.

Both contenders for the at-large spot on Eleanor’s city council, incumbent David Lewis and challenger Tom Sheridan, received 40 votes each.

Wednesday night they met at town hall to pick the winner out of a hard hat.

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