Kansas County Official Defeated On Coin Toss

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A northwest Kansas county commissioner says he'll keep campaigning despite losing a tie-breaking coin toss in his bid for re-election.

The Hays Daily News reports that incumbent Andy Beikman and challenger Brett Poling both received 179 votes in last week's Cheyenne County Commission District 3 race. The tie stood after Monday's canvassing.

County Commission chairman Dale Patton decided to break the tie with the toss of a gold coin, which he got from a bank. Poling called "heads" and won the toss.

Despite the loss, Beikman says he'll wage a write-in campaign to keep his seat on the commission.

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