Mac & Mac's Pick: No mayor in Newburg

By WEEK Reporter

Mac & Mac's Pick: No mayor in Newburg

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 11:48 PM CDT

NEWBURG, Pa. -- If you ever thought your vote doesn't count, consider Newburg, Pennsylvania.

Newburg held an election and nobody ran for mayor.

Newburg, population 300, had to have an election and Bill Spencer got five write-in votes.

He wasn't running, and he didn't vote for himself and neither did his wife.

Five other people tried to elect Susan Stump, who was retiring after 12 years as mayor.

So, with the unwilling candidates tied at five votes a piece this was the only way to pick a winner was by drawing numbers.

The highest number wins.

Neither candidate showed up for the drawing. Bill won, if that's the word.

He's still refusing to serve.

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