Saturday, May 19, 2012

Primary 2012: Coin Toss to Decide Precinct Committee Race

Posted By on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

After a 22-22 tie between Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter staffer Roger Brown and Ron Paul Republican Brock Frazier, a coin toss will decide which man receives a seat as voting precinct committeeman.

Both candidates are from Precinct 1915, an area northwest of Downtown Boise between 16th and 27th streets. The toss is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22.

The coin flip will take place at Ada County Courthouse, with Brown and Frazier required to attend. Ada County Clerk Chris Rich will administer the toss.

The contested race comes after critics accused Ron Paul supporters of attempting to garner precinct seats in order to turn back Mitt Romney's Idaho GOP caucus win. By gathering precinct seats, committee members could sway elections in favor of Paul.

On Primary night, Tuesday, May 15, precinct commissioner Gordon Browning echoed those accusations.

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