Let this serve as a lesson to us all that every vote counts.
A farmer in Iowa who was running for a seat on his community’s school board received no votes – not even his own – in a recent election, but he may still get to claim his seat on the board, anyways.
The farmer, who was at work on Election Day and didn’t have time to cast a vote for himself, was running unopposed for a seat on the board for the small town of Riceville, Iowa. Other residents of the small town told reporters that they didn’t think there were any issues on the ballot in the recent election that made it worth going to the polls.
A total of 36 people cast ballots in the September 8th election. School Board President Karl Fox says the farmer, Randy Richardson, will likely end up being appointed to the seat for which he was running.