Luck of the draw to determine PA primary race

June 1, 2011 9:16:42 AM PDT
The luck of the draw is going to settle one central Pennsylvania election. Incumbent Gina Mariani and challenger George Rhoads finished in a tie in the Conroy Township supervisor Republican primary.

Mariani and Rhoads will each pick a numbered ball out of a basket to settle the race on Friday. Lowest number wins.

Lancaster County election officials tell WGAL-TV such a scenario is unusual.

Mariani says she's surprised there isn't a runoff instead. Rhoads says the idea of casting lots seems odd to him, but he isn't sure how else to pick a winner.

Both candidates say the race wouldn't have come down to chance if they had campaigned just a little harder.