The winner of the Hardin/Ellis/Jackson Democratic caucus precinct Monday night wasn’t determined by campaign promises, commercials or mailings. It was determined by dropping a quarter on the floor.
The precinct was one of several across the state that ran into the issue of a tie, and with a set number of delegates allowed from each precinct, the tie had to be broken. Katy Jensen, who was in the group of Sen. Amy Klobuchar supporters, provided the quarter, and Precinct Chair Keith Kuper dropped it to the floor. In the end, the Klobuchar camp won, ending the night with four delegates to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s three, even though each group had 19 supporters.