PRIMARY ELECTION 2020

Utah Primary results still too close to call; Burgess Owens wins 4th congressional district

Jul 1, 2020, 3:50 PM
Utah primary election results...
(Image credit: Getty Images)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah– State officials are busy tabulating results for the Utah Primary Election. Since Tuesday, only one race has been called: Burgess Owens, who won the Republican nomination for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. He will face incumbent Democrat Ben McAdams in the fall. 

Utah primary results updated

Opponents of Owens, Kim Coleman and Jay McFarland have conceded the race. 

So far, the primary races for Utah’s Republican governor nominee and Republican 1st congressional district all remain too close to call.

When votes started trickling in on Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox had a steady hand up against Jon Huntsman, Jr., the former governor who also served as ambassador to China and Russia. Currently, Cox has a slight lead on Huntsman Jr. of nearly three points. 

Cox leads in most counties besides Salt Lake and Washington County, where Huntsman received more votes. 

The results of the Republican primary for Attorney General are stagnant from Tuesday. Utah’s current Attorney General, Sean Reyes, continues to hold a nine point lead against his opponent, David Leavitt. 

In Utah’s 1st congressional district, both the Democratic and Republican races are neck and neck. On the Democratic side, Darren Parry is five points ahead of Jamie Cheek, with only a few counties updating results. On the Republican side, Blake Moore holds a slight lead over Bob Stevenson, less than one percentage point. 

Follow the latest results as they come in here.

 

Today’s Top Stories

Primary Election 2020

Missouri Senator...
MARY CLARE JALONICK

Missouri senator to contest Biden’s Electoral College win

A Republican senator says he'll object when Congress meets next week to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the election
2 years ago
President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 202...
COLLEEN LONG, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and DAVID EGGERT

Trump, allies making steps to overturn Biden victory

President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election.
2 years ago
Trump peaceful transfer power...
By AAMER MADHANI and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

President Donald Trump is declining to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.
2 years ago
us postal service...
Simone Seikaly

Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News: Delay a Presidential election?

Pres. Trump suggests a delay to the 2020 presidential election to prevent election fraud. One Utah educator says he can't do that.
2 years ago
business boycotts georgia...
Curt Gresseth

Live Mic: Mail-in primary election in Utah is one for the books

Justin Lee, Utah director of elections, discusses voter participation in the June 30 primary election and lessons learned from 90 percent vote-by-mail.
2 years ago
jon huntsman jr. is pictured...
Colby Walker

Jon Huntsman says he will not run as a write-in candidate

Former Utah Governor and ambassador to China and Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. says he will not run as a write-in candidate in Utah's November election. 
2 years ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Utah Primary results still too close to call; Burgess Owens wins 4th congressional district