we repeatedly see instances where a city council member, school board trustee, member of the board of supervisors, or a special district member — such as water board or fire district — is elected by one vote. Why you pretend that does not happen is of course entirely predicated upon your needing to win an internet argument. So common sense and the fact it does happen be damned. It don't fit your claim and runs counter to it? Reject it! Real politcal theory 101 stuff huh?
We will just have to agree to disagree.