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Challenger wins commission coin toss

8/14/2012

By The Hays Daily News

ST. FRANCIS -- With the toss of a gold dollar coin, Brett T. Poling, beat out incumbent Andy Beikman for the Cheyenne County Commission District 3 race.

They each received 179 votes, a total that held after votes were canvassed Monday.

Commissioner Chairman Dale Patton decided the tie would be broken by the toss of a coin and he went to the bank and retrieved a gold dollar.

Beikman, according to Cheyenne County Clerk Terry Miller, said Poling could call the coin.

He chose heads and the coin landed on the ground that way.

Despite the coin-toss loss, Beikman said he would wage a write-in campaign to retain the position.