This something I wouldn't have believed unless I saw it with my own eyes. In at least two precincts in Iowa last night, the results of caucuses were determined by, get this, a coin toss!

According to a story in the Boston Globe, in Davenport, Iowa, after all the votes were counted, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were tied with 84. Because there were seven delegates at stake. splitting them wasn't an option. Thus, the coin toss.

Here's the video, it pretty much sums up how ridiculous the Iowa caucus process is. And, seriously, who takes a video SIDEWAYS?

Down to a coin toss in Davenport Iowa, Hayes Elementary School.

Posted by Robert Schlue on Monday, February 1, 2016

 

Here's another one from Ames, Iowa

And apparently,
according to Iowa law, it's perfectly legal. The law says "
If more than the requisite number of persons, including presidential electors, are found to have an equal and the highest number of votes, the election of one of them shall be determined by lot." So, a presidential election came down to a coin toss. I could try to sum this up, perhaps by suggesting that tie elections in Maine are solved by a game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos, but I think this tweet from Edward Snowden says it best: