Close race in Utah's 1st Congressional District Democratic primary

1st District Democrats
Posted at 3:57 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 17:57:11-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The latest election results show about 424 votes separate the candidates for the Democratic nomination for Utah's 1st Congressional District.

The results, posted Tuesday, show Darren Parry with a narrow lead over Jamie Cheek.

1st District Democrats

It prompted Cheek to jokingly ask state officials to hurry it up in a post on Twitter.

Under Utah law, if the results are within .25% of the total votes cast, a recount can take place. Currently, the race is out of the recount territory.

Meanwhile, updated election results show the margin between Spencer Cox and Jon Huntsman Jr. even closer. The two candidates were about 7,100 votes apart. The Associated Press on Monday called the race for Cox, who declared victory on Tuesday. Huntsman conceded the race Monday night.

Governor's race 7/7/20

State elections officials told FOX 13 that about 3,000 ballots remained uncounted as of Tuesday. This year's elections were dragged out because of COVID-19. Most counties went exclusively vote-by-mail and ballots were quarantined for 24 hours.