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In Walton, Kentucky, Robert McDonald ran for city council and finished in a tie with his opponent. A coin toss may decide the winner — leaving McDonald to wonder how easily it could have been different. His wife goes to school, works at a hospital at night, sleeps during the day. And in a state where early voting is limited, she missed her chance to vote.
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