Village Decides Election by Flipping Coin

2 candidates got 573 votes each

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 1, 2013 1:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – David DeLeshe has a coin to thank for his new role on the village of Stickney's board of trustees. DeLeshe and opponent Lea Torres both managed to get 573 votes in the Chicago suburb's April 9 election, the AP reports, so election officials resorted to a coin toss today. DeLeshe won, CBS reports, though Torres is considering a challenge. Last year, a City Council race came down to a coin flip in Kentucky when the wife of one of the candidates failed to vote ... and in the end, that poor guy ended up losing.

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