Coin toss decides election in Woodland

Coin toss decides election in Woodland »Play Video

WOODLAND, Wash. - After all the campaigning, handshaking and debating a deadlocked race for the Woodland City Council came down to the flip of a coin.

After the official recounts, candidates Scott Perry and Robert Ripp were tied with 569 votes each. And according to Washington state law, a coin flip would have to be the deciding factor.

The coin was tossed at Woodland High School to make a point to students about the power of voting. The student body president flipped the coin and Perry came up the winner.

Both candidates told the kids that if they had known the race was going to turn out so close, they would have worked a lot harder near the end.