Dem Ben McAdams declares victory in Utah, says lead over Love ‘insurmountable’

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Democrat Ben McAdams declared victory in Utah’s 4th District, arguing that his razor-thin lead over Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) is “insurmountable,” according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

McAdams, who is mayor of Salt Lake County, holds a 739-vote lead over the two-term congresswoman, according to unofficial results on the Utah secretary of state’s website.

But Love hasn’t conceded and there are still outstanding votes in two big counties as the vote canvasses wrap up Tuesday. McAdams said he didn’t reach out to Love before he declared victory, according to the Tribune.

“What we are hearing from election officials is there are just not enough votes outstanding to make a difference either way,” McAdams said at a news conference, according to the Tribune. “I am eager to get to work to represent Utah’s 4th District.
“My priorities are to begin immediately reaching out to the Republicans, independents and Democrats in this district, to reach out and address the tough challenges we face as a state and a country.” – READ MORE

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