City Council Candidate Who Didn't Cast A Vote For Himself Loses By 1 Vote Cliff Farmer was a city council candidate from Hoxie, Ala., who didn't cast a vote in his own election — leading to a tie. On Thursday, he lost the tie-breaking roll of the dice.
NPR logo

City Council Candidate Who Didn't Cast A Vote For Himself Loses By 1 Vote

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/676652930/676652931" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
City Council Candidate Who Didn't Cast A Vote For Himself Loses By 1 Vote

City Council Candidate Who Didn't Cast A Vote For Himself Loses By 1 Vote

City Council Candidate Who Didn't Cast A Vote For Himself Loses By 1 Vote

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/676652930/676652931" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Cliff Farmer was a city council candidate from Hoxie, Ala., who didn't cast a vote in his own election — leading to a tie. On Thursday, he lost the tie-breaking roll of the dice.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Cliff Farmer, you really should have voted. He's the city council candidate from Hoxie, Ark., we told you about last week. He did not cast a vote in his own election, and it ended in a tie. Well, yesterday, he lost the tiebreaking roll of the dice. Farmer's wife told The New York Times that her husband had told her, make sure you vote. If I lose by one vote, it's going to be on you. It is not on her. She voted for her husband.

Copyright © 2018 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.