LLANO, Texas (KXAN) – A Llano County justice of the peace won the Republican nomination for Precinct 2 after a coin toss on Thursday.
After a runoff, incumbent Linda Ballard and Steve Lange were tied at 371 votes each.
A recount was completed on Monday and the coin flip was used to break the tie. Ballard won the toss.
State law calls for casting lots, or flipping a coin in this instance, if a runoff election is tied.
Casting of lots goes back to Roman times and is referenced in the Bible.