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SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — The only thing separating between two city council candidates near San Antonio is a coin flip.

Jeannette “Jet” Crabb and Ben Amador were both running for city council in Seguin. They finished tied after a Dec. 18 runoff, 141-141. So city Mayor Don Keil decided the race Thursday by flipping a coin.

Crabb and Amador each received slips of paper — one that said “heads,” one with “tails.” Then Keil threw a silver dollar in the air. It landed on the table as tails. Crabb won.

She was immediately sworn in to begin a four-year term.

The Texas Election Code allows ties to be settled by a “casting of lots.”

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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