McAdams holds slight lead on Love in tight race

McAdams holds slight lead on Love in tight race

Utah Democrat Ben McAdams’ lead over incumbent Republican Rep. Mia Love remained razor thin in race that remains too close to call.

Results released Thursday by Salt Lake County show that McAdams leads by McAdams by less than 0.50 percent. The Democratic Salt Lake County mayor remains ahead by about 1,000 votes, in a race where a total of about 253,000 ballots have been counted so far.

More votes are expected to be counted Friday and the vote canvass is Tuesday.

Under Utah law, a candidate can request a recount if the margin is 0.25 percent or tighter.

Love’s campaign has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt vote counting in Salt Lake County, arguing it must have an opportunity to challenge voter signatures on mail-in ballots. A judge heard arguments in the case Thursday, but didn’t issue an immediate ruling.