Ky. precinct decides alcohol sales with coin flip

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Ky. precinct decides alcohol sales with coin flip
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 8:15am

Interestingly, a county in Kentucky decided against the sale of alcohol this past week. The decision was made by the flip of a coin.

Was the process fair? Should coin toss be a legitimate way of settling things?


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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 10:54am

I think it depends on the reason for the toss...

I believe there was a recent local election that was settled by a coin toss (the two candidates tied and, rather tna spend the money on a run-off they agreed to abinde by the toss of a coin)... that seemed fair and logical to me.

But who makes the decisions in a referendum on a county being dry or not? Certainly, pro and con committees aren't necessarily representative of their constituency...

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 11:13am
A coin toss is fair if both parties agree, as to whether that's an appropriate way to decide binding legislation is another matter. If there is a tie on a vote to change legislation that cannot be decided with further debate, the status quo should remain, and a date set to review the matter, in my opinion.

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Sun, 03-04-2012 - 3:35pm
I think this kind of thing worked well when we were all kids and our biggest challenges were who got to ride shot gun and who got to go first down the slide. Settling political matters this way just seems ludicrous.
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Registered: 11-26-2001
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 11:41pm

How insane is that?