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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Dead woman wins election by coin toss
"A dead woman won re-election to a school board in rural Alaska after her opponent lost a coin flip meant to break an electoral tie.

Katherine Dunton, who died of cancer on Oct. 3, the day of the local election, was re-elected to the Aleutian Region School District board after her opponent, Dona Highstone, called 'heads' on a coin toss that landed 'tails,' state and local officials said."

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