Tie broken: Incumbent wins special election after tie vote

1 year 2 months 2 weeks ago Friday, September 09 2016 Sep 9, 2016 Friday, September 09, 2016 9:52:00 AM CDT September 09, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON (AP) — An incumbent county commissioner in eastern Missouri is apparently staying in office after a special election necessitated by a tie vote.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports incumbent St. Francois County District 1 Commissioner Gary Wilkinson defeated challenger Linda Black 1,561 to 1,280 in a special election on Thursday.

The two tied in the Aug. 2 Republican primary with 1,589 votes each.

Wilkinson now has a clear road to victory as there are no Democratic or third-party challengers on the November general election ballot.

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