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Utah Primary results continue to show close races, Cox barely leads Huntsman

State elections officials say 90% of Utah voters submitted their ballots by mail in the most recent election.

SALT LAKE CITY– The primary races in Utah are still too close to call with not many results changing from Wednesday

The lead Lt. Spencer Cox has on former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. is slowly slipping away. Thursday’s vote counts show Cox ahead by 2.27%, closing the gap between the two Republican candidates by 0.41%. Cox is currently winning the race by 159,929 votes. 

On Thursday, Salt Lake County counted 15,430 ballots. Huntsman is winning in the county by 16,983 votes. 

In Utah’s first district, the race for Rob Bishop’s seat is getting heated. Republican candidate Blake Moore widens the gap between his opponent Bob Stevenson. Moore leads Steven in the polls by 2.16%. 

Democratic candidate Darren Parry’s lead slipped by 1% to Jamie Cheek. Parry is winning by a mere 2.1%. 

Only ten counties updated its voter results on Wednesday. No election updates are expected until after the holiday weekend.