Coin toss decides Idaho mayoral race
State law dictates ties be decided with a coin flip
Who knew politics could be so simple? A mayoral race decided with the flip of a coin.
In Albion, ID, a mayoral race was decided with a coin toss after an unlikely election day tie.
Sixty votes went to the incumbent Don Bowden and 60 for the challenger John Davis.
Thursday night, the tie was settled with a flip of the coin and Mayor Don Bowden ended up winning another term.
"I'm relieved that we've finally done it. I would have been good with it either way...so yeah, it's historic. I don't know how many times in the past that it's happened, but it's an interesting happening," Bowden said.
The city didn't just create a way to settle the score, the coin flip is actually a state law.