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Sean Reyes bests GOP challenger in attorney general race

A one-year prison sentence for a Utah nurse whose foster child died in her care is being criticized as too lenient. Attorney General Sean Reyes is calling the judge’s decision “beyond disappointing.” (PHOTO: Scott G Winterton/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Sean Reyes has won the primary in his bid for re-election as Utah attorney general. The Associated Press called the race on Friday for Reyes. He garnered 54% of the vote over challenger David Leavitt.

Reyes will face Democratic defense attorney Greg Skordas in November. Reyes was endorsed by President Donald Trump and has held the position since 2013, when he was appointed by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert.

Vote-counting in the June 30 primary has stretched over days. It was conducted entirely by mail during the coronavirus pandemic and ballots were quarantined for 24 hours.