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Ore City's City Council Race is Still Uncertain. Counting Error Correction Reveals it was a Tie.

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ORE CITY (KYTX) - Only four votes separated Ore City, City Council Challenger Steve Heim and incumbent Jeannette Orms after last Saturday's election. The unofficial tally: 48 for Heim and 44 for Orms.   After the announcement, Orms says she accepted the results.  
"I was surprised, but I knew it would be close. Of course Steve Heim is perfectly capable of the job." - Jeannette Orms 
But the Monday following the election, the Upshur County Clerk's Office discovered that the number of ballots counted didn't equal the amount of voters.  
"The firm holding the election, Hart Intercivic, failed to count votes from one of the city's electronic voting machines." - Kevin Boyce 
Leaving the opponents tied.
"The city council is very important. It gives us 5 voices, and 5 opinions. Usually that's enough to solve most problems."
Instead of holding a reelection that would cost Ore City tax payers up to six thousand dollars, the two candidates have agreed on a rather unusual way to break the tie: an old-fashioned coin toss.
"I think this could be a lesson for everyone who votes. Every vote counts."
Who will flip the coin, and who will call the side will be determined Tuesday.  
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