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Democrats have a stronghold in Utah’s biggest county

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Nov 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-05 23:58:31-05

SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Utah Democrats were nursing some wounds on the day following the 2014 midterm elections.

They lost the Attorney General race and all four congressional races, but they still have a stronghold in Utah's largest county.

Chris Karpowitz, the co-director of BYU's Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, noticed the phenomenon in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District.

"Mia Love ran up a big majority in the three smaller counties in the district, but Doug Owens won by nearly five thousand votes in Salt Lake County," Karpowitz said.