Coin Toss May Decide Mayor's Race In Ohio Village The Repository in Canton reports that two candidates are tied with 127 votes each. Magnolia has done this before. Their last contested election, in 1979, was also decided with a coin toss.
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Coin Toss May Decide Mayor's Race In Ohio Village

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Coin Toss May Decide Mayor's Race In Ohio Village

Coin Toss May Decide Mayor's Race In Ohio Village

Coin Toss May Decide Mayor's Race In Ohio Village

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The Repository in Canton reports that two candidates are tied with 127 votes each. Magnolia has done this before. Their last contested election, in 1979, was also decided with a coin toss.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. If you can't make up your mind, flip a coin. That's what residents of the Ohio village of Magnolia may soon have to do to pick a mayor. The Canton Repository reports that two candidates are tied with 127 votes each. Magnolia has had to do this before. Their last contested election in 1979 was also decided with a coin toss. There's a lesson - try to make sure you have an odd number of voters.

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