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Coin flip determines St. Francis aldermanic race

Incumbent Steve Wattawa wins
Posted: 10:12 AM, Apr 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-05 12:28:18-04

A flip of a coin determined the St. Francis aldermanic race in favor of Steve Wattawa Thursday morning. 

The coin flip was needed after the incumbent, Wattawa, and challenger Laura Martin received 253 votes apiece for the District 1 aldermanic seat.

Wattawa pulled tails and Martin pulled heads in the coin flip. 

Both candidates pulled 253 votes apiece in the race. 

Wisconsin state law mandates a coin flip as the proper way to solve a tie. 

The loser of the coin flip can call for a recount.