NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- Both candidates drew diamonds. But Linda Meisenheimer's king topped Tanya Flanagan's five to make her the winner of a tied primary election in North Las Vegas.
Cutting cards is a uniquely Nevada way to settle deadlocked elections.
The latest example came during a special North Las Vegas City Council meeting on Thursday.
Meisenheimer now advances to the June 7 general election against Pamela Goynes-Brown.
Flanagan and Meisenheimer tied for second place in the city's Ward 2 race during in the April 5 primary. Each drew 328 votes.
The cut of the cards was overseen by David Hernandez. He's the head of the College of Southern Nevada casino management program.
Hernandez says Nevada is the only state that uses a draw of the cards to break election tied.
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