11/08/2012 12:21 pm ET

Robert McDonald Election Results: Race Tied After Candidate's Wife Doesn't Vote

A tied election race in Walton, Kentucky could've been avoided if one candidate's wife had made it to the polls.

Robert "Bobby" McDonald tied with Olivia Ballou in the race for a Walton City Council seat, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. McDonald said his wife Katie, who works at a hospital and is finishing nurse's training at a local college, didn't make it to the polls on time to vote for her husband.

“If she had just been able to get in to vote, we wouldn’t be going through any of this,” McDonald said. “You never think it will come down to one vote, but I’m here to tell you that it does.”

County Clerk Kenny Brown said he is "pretty sure" the winner of the tie will be chosen "by a coin toss."

That race wasn't the only election day battle with an unusual ending. Candidates for local office in both Florida and Alabama won their respective elections despite dying weeks before Election Day.

(h/t Cincinnati Enquirer)



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