SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- Representative Mia Love’s campaign has filed a lawsuit against Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen.
The lawsuit states they want the county to stop ballot counting so they have the opportunity to analyze and challenge signatures on mail-in ballots.
Robert Harrington is the attorney for Love’s campaign. “We have great respect for the critical and at times, complex, ballot counting process,” Harrington said to ABC4’s Political Correspondent Glen Mills in a statement.
“As we’ve spent hours observing these efforts, we’ve found a few instances where increased transparency and scrutiny are needed. Let us be clear, we are not accusing anyone of anything. Simply put, we have submitted this petition to improve the elections process,” Harrington stated.
Love is vying to keep her seat in Congress. Her opponent Ben McAdams is currently ahead by about 1,200 votes.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the Love campaign’s petition against Swensen because “petitioners point to no provision of the election code with which Ms. Swensen.”