by Erin Green
It all comes down to a coin toss.
Whether incumbent Linda Ballard or challenger Steve Lange will be the Llano County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 as of Jan. 1, 2015, will be decided via a flip of a coin at noon Thursday in the law library of the Llano County Courthouse. The coin toss is the result of a mandatory recount triggered by the May 27 Republican Primary Runoff in which Ballard and Lange each received 371 votes.
The recount Monday, completed via recounting by hand all of the printed electronic and mail-in ballots, yielded the same results, making the coin toss necessary, according to Llano County Elections Administrator Cindy Ware.
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