HOW DOES the Commission on Elections rule when two candidates running for the same electoral post end up in a tie?

We can imagine those smart-alecky comments bubbling up to the surface: A coin flip? Bunong-Braso? Kompyang? Or Jack and Poy? Or, in the hallowed traditions of Philippine electoral behavior, would a duel be more appropriate? With so many choices, is it any wonder why Filipinos are so in love with elections?

For today’s Data A Day:

True or False: The coin toss is used as a tie-breaker in Philippine elections

The answer is quite simple, if not hard to believe. For a quick peek at the answer, click here, or visit the PCIJ’s MoneyPolitics Online database here.

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