- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah Speaker of the House Melvin Brown is asking for an election recount after losing a Republican primary race to Morgan County Commissioner Logan Wilde by eight votes.

Brown told Deseret News (https://bit.ly/29HOxy0 ) that the election results certified this week are so close that a recount “deserves to be done.”

He can’t ask for a recount until the state elections office conducts an official canvass on July 26.

Brown is a former Utah Speaker of the House who served from 1987 to 2000 and was re-elected to the statehouse in 2007.

Wilde says he’s confident he’ll remain the winner after the recount and is focusing on running against Democrat Cole Capener in the general election.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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