The sad story of Cliff Farmer, who didn’t vote for himself in a runoff election for a seat on the Hoxie City Council that ended in a tie, was resolved Thursday by a roll of the dice. Farmer lost, rolling a four to Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh’s six, the AP reports.

The first election ended in a runoff. The runoff ended with each candidate at 223 votes. Farmer had planned to vote, but arrived back in Arkansas too late from a trip to Florida to get to the polls before they closed.

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They rolled dice at the Lawrence County Courthouse to determine the outcome.