Saturday, November 19, 2011

Coin Flip Resolves Payette Election

Posted By on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Elections are tense enough: soliciting camaign donations, knocking on doors, debating and waiting for the results on Election Night. But in Payette, two candidates for city council had to endure one more test this past week: the flip of a coin.

When the dust had settled on Nov. 8, Kathy Dodson and Jeff Sands were tied with 376 votes apiece. Instead of holding a run-off election, Payette Officials decided to flip a coin. As the coin flew through the air, Dodson called heads. The coin landed on tails, giving Sands the victory.

There may be a third act to the election. Dodson indicated that she would request a recount through the Idaho Attorney General's office.

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