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Cards reportedly used as tiebreaker in one Nevada precinct

The caucus math worksheet used at a Democratic caucus at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The caucus math worksheet used at a Democratic caucus at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It happened. In Pahrump, Nevada’s Precinct 10, cards were reportedly drawn Saturday to determine whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders would win or lose a precinct.

Clinton’s ace defeated Sanders’ six, according to a tweet from a Wall Street Journal reporter.

Ahead of Clinton’s win in Nevada, Saturday’s caucuses were expected to be tight: on Friday, the Nevada Democratic Party released answers to frequently asked questions about the process, including an explanation of their quirky tie-breaker.

“In the rare circumstances where two or more presidential preference groups are tied for the loss or gain of a precinct-level delegate and have the same lowest or highest decimal, groups must draw a single card from a deck of cards to break the tie. High card determines winner.”

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Sanders and Clinton are no strangers to bizarre tiebreakers. Earlier this month in Iowa, coin tosses were used to determine a winner in some precincts during that state’s caucuses.