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Coin toss decides Texas city council election as candidates seek to spare cost of run-off
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) ' A winner has been chosen by a coin toss in a Texas city council election.
Bruce MacNair won Friday's flip that decided the race between him and Bryan Studer.
The two had agreed to have a coin toss decide the contest for a seat on the Wolfforth (WOOL-furth) city council after both received 118 votes in last weekend's election.
The men wanted to save the tiny city the $10,000 cost of a run-off election.
Wolfforth is a bedroom community near Lubbock with about 3,700 residents.
Texas election law provides three options in the event of a tie: a runoff election, one candidate conceding or some form of casting lots.
Wolfforth city manager Darrell Newsom says the candidates made a gentlemanly decision.