Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams claimed success over Republican Rep. Mia Love Monday after new Salt Lake County results showed her trailing by 739 votes in the 4th Congressional District race. "I am eager to get to work," McAdams said at a hastily called news conference held at his Millcreek marketing campaign headquarters. He said he has not tried to contact the two-term congresswoman. "I really do want to give her the space," McAdams said, anticipating her effort required time and energy for you to review the quantities released Monday evening. "I think she's eligible to that."
Love's effort did not immediately react to McAdams' news conference. A day before counties have been put to reevaluate results of the Nov. 6 election, appreciate has 134,151 votes to 134,890 for McAdams throughout the district, which includes portions of Salt Lake and Utah counties as well as Juab and Sanpete counties.
Earlier Monday, really like had gained 2,224 votes in the conservative stronghold of Utah County to 1,127 for McAdams, expanding the lead that she first took within McAdams on Friday from 419 votes to 1,516 in the district. McAdams, who spent last week in Washington, D.C., attending the orientation for new members of Congress, tweeted Monday that clerks from Salt Lake and Utah counties "are working around the clock" to get votes counted accurately. He explained in his conversation, "Whatever the outcome, thank you! However, can we alter the loading screen on the county clerk page from Election Night Reporting into Election Month Reporting?"
Scott Hogensen, Utah County chief deputy clerk auditor, said Monday's launch is the last before counties certify election results on Tuesday. He explained "not significantly" remains to be counted other than any ballots that show up in the email box. A final vote canvass by their state is scheduled for Nov. 26. Utah doesn't have automatic recount legislation, but candidates who lose 0.25 percent or less can request that the ballots be recounted.
Love has recently challenged the vote-counting process in Salt Lake County, at which in fact the longtime county clerk, Sherrie Swensen, is a Democrat, but the litigation has been dismissed the afternoon when it was heard in third District Court last week. The issue raised by enjoy's attorneys during the hearing has been how the county matched voter signatures. Voters had before 5 pm Monday to respond to questions raised about their signatures from the clerk's office.
Additionally Monday, McAdams signed up a letter along with 1-5 Democratic House members pledging to vote against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., becoming House speaker when Democrats take control in January.
During the effort, McAdams experienced promised he would not encourage the California Democrat Speaker because really like repeatedly informed voters voting for him was a vote for Pelosi. McAdams's effort manager, Andrew Roberts, said the letter was in keeping with his promise not to vote for Pelosi. "From the moment Ben got into the race,'' he is called for bipartisanship in Washington and has been clear about the demand for new leadership on each side of the aisle," Roberts said.