Close election results became dead even last night when absentee ballots were counted during the Pleasant Grove City Council work session. Incumbent Lee Jensen and challenger Milton Fugal have each received 1895 votes.
After provisional ballots were counted last week, Fugal was ahead by three votes. However, five absentee ballots were opened and tallied last night, adding three more votes for Jensen.
"We have an exact tie between two candidates, Milton Fugal and Lee Jensen," declared Mayor Michael Daniels. "We absolutely will have a recount."
If one person that didn't vote last week in Pleasant Grove had turned out, that person would have been a kingmaker.
Now, the city councilman will be decided by a roll of the dice, or a flip of a coin.