Makes No Sense

Some things out there just make you scratch your head.  Each month I’ll call one out and provide a perspective.   Send me any ideas you have!

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Stoltman wins final Bensenville District 2 seat

It’s actually not all that uncommon – see here for another example in North Carolina – but using a coin toss to decide local government leadership positions seems like the easy and short sighted way to me.  In this case, after a tie for the final spot on the local school board, state law actually required a random drawing to determine the winner.  I understand there can be sensitivities to a subjective tie-breaker such as years of education, age, relevant experience, but isn’t that an acceptable trade off to the random flip of a coin?