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Kicker: Breaking a tie


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Two candidates have to come up with a solution to determine who is elected

Timeen Adair, right, won a seat on the city council in Rogers City, Mich., after a 616-616 tie with Brittany VanderWall, left Julie Riddle/The Alpena News via Associated Press

NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, some of the close midterm races are taking a long time to settle.

But one race in northern Michigan has finally come to a conclusion in a civilized manner.

Brittany VanderWall and Timeen Adair both ran to fill a city council seat in Rogers City. The election ended in a tie at 616 votes each and they came up with a simple solution.

Two pieces of paper were folded and placed in a bowl. Typed on one sheet was the word “Elected.” On the other, “Not Elected.”

Adair drew the winning sheet and will be the newest member of the city council.

But VanderWall was a good sport about it. She said, “I told people, either way, Rogers City wins.”

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