Councilman wins seat with coin toss in Stoneville
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A coin toss, not a recount, was what determined the outcome of the town council race in Stoneville.
There was a tie between Bill Farris and Jerry Smith for one of the five council seats available.
Both received 144 votes, and a recount showed it wasn’t a mistake.
So they flipped a coin, which is allowed by law.
Farris won the coin toss — and the town council seat.