By Ben Kamisar
Clinton wins precinct with lucky ace
As Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump to lay out first 100 days in Gettysburg speech GOP senator: Dems making ‘concerted effort to produce fraudulent votes’ Trump touts Navy expansion proposal in Pa. MORE battles Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Arizona governor: Hispanic Dems 'don’t get out and vote' Emails show Clinton camp's plans to work with writers to hit Sanders Small donors aren’t revolutionizing Congress. At least not yet. MORE in Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucuses, she got help from an unlikely source: a lucky ace.
In Las Vegas fashion, ties among caucusgoers are settled by pulling from a deck of cards. The higher number wins, and card ties are broken by suit.
In Precinct 10, Clinton drew an ace while Sanders drew a six, according to a tweet from a Wall Street Journal reporter. That, the paper reported, gave Clinton three delegates to Sanders's two from that precinct.
The tie-breaking procedure was used at least twice in 2008, the first year the state Democratic Party switched to the caucus process.
The rules are similar to the controversial coin flips that decided several precincts in Iowa.