Coin toss decides Kentucky magistrate race

One of the Democrats, Boyce Coles, said a runoff "wouldn't be nothing but a ... mess."

The other, Barry Perkins, called it a fair way to resolve the surprising result. He said he "couldn't imagine it ending in a durn tie to start with."

And with that, a silver dollar was flipped into the air on Tuesday.

The Daily News reported that County Clerk Scottie Harper put pieces of paper reading heads and tails into different envelopes. Each candidate chose one. After the coin landed on tails, they opened their envelopes and learned that Coles will face Republican Robert Chyle in November.

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