We’re a long way from deciding the 2024 presidential race, but former President Donald Trump is already back in the win column for an election.
According to The Blaze on Monday, Trump last month prevailed in a special election for a seat on a local board in rural Oregon.
The election was decided by a toss of the dice.
According to the outlet, in May, the Hubbard Rural Fire Protection District, a 7-square-mile area about 30 minutes south of Portland, held an election for its three-member board.
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Two incumbents easily won re-election. But there was no candidate for the third seat.
A write-in election was held for that post, and after the 25 total votes were counted, Trump and four other candidates were the frontrunners with two votes each. His competition included names such as Snoop Dogg, Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, Smokey Bear, and actor Timothee Chalamet.
Local officials then conducted a dice roll to determine the outcome. None of the candidates were present, so surrogates rolled on their behalf.
Trump tied again with two others in the first round, but claimed victory in a second roll-off.
The Blaze noted that Hubbard officials will reach out to Trump to see if he is willing to serve to the nonpaying position. But it’s unlikely, beyond the fact that he’s also running for president. Trump does not live or own property in the community, which is a legal requirement.
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“We don’t even have a Donald Trump registered in the county,” Marion County Clerk Bill Burgess told The Blaze.
Nonetheless, if Trump declines, one of the other two finalists will be offered the job. If they decline, the community will seek to appoint someone. This is expected to be hashed out at a meeting next week.
“It just shows the persnicketiness that we go through when people are doing write-ins,” Burgess said..
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