GOP race undecided for Salt Lake County mayor
Updated: 6/27/2012 1:39 pm | Published: 6/27/2012 1:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Elections officials say the GOP primary results for Salt Lake County mayor remain too close to call.
Salt Lake County Clerk Sherri Swenson says more than 7,000 absentee and provisional ballots have yet to be counted in a race that left West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder just 239 votes shy of management consultant Mark Crockett late Tuesday.
Winder is refusing to concede the race. He says the uncounted ballots could turn things around and even if they don't, he can ask for a recount if he ends up trailing Crockett by fewer than 725 votes.
Swenson says a board of canvassers will declare a winner July 10.
The GOP winner will face state Democratic Sen. Ben McAdams in the November election.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Copyright 2012 Newport Television LLC All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.