SALT LAKE CITY — The first results from Utah County since Election Day favored incumbent Republican Rep. Mia Love, but she continues to trail her Democratic challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

Love gained 1,998 votes in Friday morning’s updated count from Utah County, while McAdams added 722 votes. The two-term congresswoman continues to lead there with 12,811 votes to 4,505 for McAdams.

But McAdams remains ahead in the total count for 4th Congressional District, which includes portions of Salt Lake and Utah counties as well as Juab and Sanpete counties, with 51.43 percent of the vote compared to 48.57 percent for Love.

The race is one of a handful for the U.S. House nationwide that is still considered too close to call. Both campaigns have said they have a path to victory for the seat last won by a Democrat in 2012.

Utah County, seen as key to the outcome of the election, saw long lines of voters waiting into the night on Election Day to cast ballots in person, leading the county to report Wednesday that almost 89,000 ballots remained to be counted.

It is not clear how many of those ballots are in the 4th District.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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Love gains votes in first Utah County results since Election Day, but McAdams maintains his lead

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