In a new variation on the old stories about the "dead vote", Alaska has voted in the dead.
Katherine Dunton, who died of cancer on October 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.
"This is the first that I have ever heard about, not only in our state but in any other," said Whitney Brewster, director of the Alaska Division of Elections.
The coin toss was held on Friday, in accordance with state law, to break the tie since both candidates had 19 votes.
Well, that's embarrassing for the other candidate. To lose by a coin toss is bad enough.