Election Day

Producers Lila and Michael LaHood are driving across the United States to interview people for Election Day (working title), a documentary on voting and the electoral process.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

DAY 26

We had a fantastic interview today with the former mayor of Estancia, New Mexico. He told us about his re-election in 1998, where he and his challenger received the same number of votes. According to New Mexico law, they played a game of chance, in this case, one hand of poker. Two flushes were dealt, and his high card won. The likelihood of two flushes being dealt was probably higher than the chance of the mayor's race being tied (although signs point to poor shuffling of a new deck in this case).

The evening was spent with family friends in Gallup. A bit of home on the road is always a huge refresher.


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