Frequently Asked Questions - Constitutional issues

Constitutional issues

The First Article, Section Four, of the US Constitution says:
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The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof
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That seems clear a state can choose whatever 'manner' it wishes to hold an election.
Of course the law is always open to interpretation. But it seems that constitutionally a lottery would be allowed.

Several states do already mandate a flip of the coin to settle tied local elections.