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Owens retakes lead over McAdams in tight 4th Congressional District race

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 00:25:31-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The latest election results in the tight race for Utah's 4th Congressional District seat shows Republican Burgess Owens has retaken the lead over incumbent Democrat Ben McAdams.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, Owens leads with 145,724 votes (47.59 percent) over McAdams' 145,036 votes (47.37 percent) - a difference of 688 votes.

According to the Associated Press, 85.13 percent of Utah's precincts are reporting their results since Tuesday's General Election, however "Because any batch of ballots could include voters from multiple precincts, it is no longer helpful to track the number of precincts reporting to know when all votes have been counted," a statement on the Utah State Elections Office's website says.

McAdams Campaign Manager Andrew Roberts released the following statement Saturday:

“Again, we’re seeing numbers go back and forth as additional votes from throughout the 4th District are tallied. We remain confident that Ben will be re-elected. We are grateful to Utah’s election clerks for their dedicated effort on a weekend to update the results for Utah voters and candidates."

Track the latest election results here and watch FOX 13 for further updates.