SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- More than 400,000 voters turned ballots in for Utah’s primary election.
First results were released Tuesday night at 10 p.m. The Republican primary for governor created a lot of interest. Early numbers show Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox in the lead over former Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., former Speaker of the House Greg Hughes and former Utah GOP chair Thomas Wright.
It’s a tight race between Cox and Huntsman, and elections officials say there are more than 109,000 ballots let to be counted. Additional results released Thursday show Cox increased his lead over Huntsman. He’s now up 12,383. Numbers indicate Cox has 36.9% of the vote to Huntsman’s 34.2%.
The Republican primary race for Utah’s 1st Congressional District is also a close one. Blake Moore and Bob Stevenson are vying for the top spot with 30.9% and 28.8% of the votes respectively.
Voters also weighed in on the Republican primary for attorney general and three congressional races. The Associated Press has declared Burgess Owens as the nominee for the Republican primary in Utah’s 4th District. He will face off against Rep. Ben McAdams in November.
The latest results are listed below.