After a double dose of good luck, Don Entzel has been elected as the new mayor of George.
Entzel won a coin flip Tuesday to settle a tie with incumbent Mayor Gerene Nelson.
First, however, there was a drawing to see which of the two would be heads, with Entzel’s name drawn.
Then, County Auditor Michele Jaderlund flipped a coin, which landed on heads.
The coin flip was necessary after a hand recount Tuesday showed the two still tied 28-28.
State election law requires tie elections be settled “by lot.” Which in this case, meant a coin flip.
The election-night vote count had Entzel ahead by one vote, but later counts threw the race into a tie.
There was one write-in vote, which was determined to be invalid.