TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Democratic primary for a seat in the Kansas House has been decided by the flip of a coin.
The Aug. 7 election for the 65th District seat in northeastern Kansas ended in a tie between Melody Saxton and Tom Brungardt, both of Junction City and both with 206 votes.
Saxton won a coin flip Friday by the State Board of Canvassers as the results of the primaries were certified. She’ll face Republican Allan Rothlisberg in November.
Kansas law requires the state board to settle ties by the casting of lots, in this case a coin toss.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says turnout for the primaries topped his forecast of 18 percent, as 23.2 percent of registered voters participated.