- Associated Press - Friday, November 16, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love has taken the lead over her Democratic challenger in a race so tight it’s within the recount threshold.

Results released Friday by Utah and Salt Lake counties show that Love flipped the lead Ben McAdams had held since election night to move ahead of him by 419 votes in a race where a total of about 257,600 ballots have been counted so far.

Love’s lead over the Democratic Salt Lake County mayor is at 0.16 percent. Under Utah law, a candidate can request a recount if the margin is 0.25 percent or tighter.

Salt Lake County plans to release more votes on Monday and the vote canvass is Tuesday.

Earlier Friday, a Utah judge rejected a legal challenge by Love to halt vote counting in the Democratic-leaning Salt Lake County.



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