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West Texas election to be decided with coin toss

WOLFFORTH, Texas -

A coin flip will decide the outcome of a recent West Texas city council election after both candidates had the same number of votes.

The coin toss Friday will break the 118-vote tie between council candidates in Wolfforth near Lubbock.

Bruce MacNair and Bryan Studer agreed to the option because they didn't want the city to pay $10,000 for a run-off.

The city attorney drew up a three-page contract outlining rules of the coin toss based on state election procedures for municipalities.

Texas election law provides three options in the event of a tie: a runoff election, one candidate conceding or some form of casting lots.

The candidates will draw for who gets heads and who gets tails.

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