Popsicle sticks decide two township seats, ousted Ogden mayor a winner

While Russian hacking and recount efforts have engulfed the results of November’s presidential race and soured an election season that didn’t need any help in becoming more acidic, simplicity solved a dispute for Ogden Township seats Monday morning in the Riley County Commission Chambers.

Popsicle sticks were drawn.

“We are going to present to the (Riley County) Board of County Canvassers that they draw straws — i.e., Popsicle sticks — and those Popsicle sticks have the candidates names written on them,” county clerk Rich Vargo told the commission.

No voting machines. No wrangling. No exit polls. Just the definitive will of the randomly chosen Popsicle stick.

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