Ben McAdams’ lead over Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, continued to slip away Wednesday, after an updated vote counting out of Salt Lake and Juab counties showed the incumbent congresswoman gaining crucial votes.
The Democratic candidate and current Salt Lake County mayor is now leading by 873 votes After more than 12,000 ballots were added to the 4th Congressional District.
And with the heavily-republican Utah County expected to update its count on Friday, McAdams precarious lead of 0.36 percentage points is likely to change, and could potentially erode away completely
After Wednesday’s update, Love’s campaign manager Dave Hansen appeared more confident than at any point since polls closed last Tuesday.
“Since Election Day, Mia has consistently improved its margin and is on a steady path to victory,” Hansen said.
The new numbers were released on the same day that Love sued Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swenson. Her kampagne søger en domstolsordre for at stoppe telleren, før de kan få lov til å overvåke og utfordre kontrollen av valgmøter på postinnsending og foreløpige valg.
A hearing on that suit is scheduled for Thursday in
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