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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:43 PM

Republican Mia Love pulls ahead in Utah House race after Trump knocked her for losing

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Two-term Republican Rep. Mia Love on Friday took the lead over her Democratic challenger in Utah's 4th District House race more than a week after election night and after President Donald Trump mocked her for losing.

Love leads Democrat Ben McAdams by 419 votes as of Friday evening, CNN results show, giving the congresswoman 50.1% of the vote -- a slim margin above McAdams at 49.9% as votes continue to be counted.

The shift in votes marks the first time Love has held a lead over McAdams since election night on November 6, when the race was deemed too close to call.

Despite the slim margin and the fact that votes were still being counted, Trump declared in a news conference the day after the election that Love had lost the race and attacked the congresswoman for not embracing him as a campaigner.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/16/politics/mia-love-utah-lead-trump/index.html



WTF? How the hell did they suddenly find more votes for her?

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Reply Republican Mia Love pulls ahead in Utah House race after Trump knocked her for losing (Original post)
Polybius Nov 2018 OP
sandensea Nov 2018 #1
Hulk Nov 2018 #2
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #3
lagomorph777 Nov 2018 #7
Drunken Irishman Nov 2018 #12
Polybius Nov 2018 #13
LisaL Nov 2018 #15
Hulk Nov 2018 #16
Polybius Nov 2018 #14
Sunlei Nov 2018 #4
PatSeg Nov 2018 #5
Yosemito Nov 2018 #9
PatSeg Nov 2018 #10
Maeve Nov 2018 #6
rockfordfile Nov 2018 #8
rpannier Nov 2018 #11

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:44 PM

1. They must have found them in Kolob.

The GOPee's imagination when it comes to ballot stuffing would make even a Latin despot blush.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:46 PM

2. She may have a slight lead....but not for long.

Taken from Electoral-vote.com:

Moving on to UT-04, Rep. Mia Love (R) got some good news Friday, as she has moved into the lead in her race against Ben McAdams (D). She's now ahead by 419 votes out of 257,593, or 0.2%. This may come as a surprise to readers of this site, who know that provisional/absentee ballots tend to break Democratic, something that has been especially true this year. However, what they are counting in Utah right now are actually regular ballots, a process that has gone slowly as the Beehive State adapts to two newly-adopted policies: mail-in voting for everyone (in 27 of 29 counties), and same-day registration. Once that process is complete (94% have been counted so far), then the Utahns will move on to counting the provisional ballots. There are 34,000 of those, and it's likely they will break in McAdams' favor. So, even though he would certainly prefer to be in the lead, he's still in ok shape.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:55 PM

3. Thanks for that info. Provisional and mail-in ballots made all the difference in Orange County, CA.

They flipped what were some GOP House leads on election night to all Democratic leads. And the Democratic leads just keep widening as mail-in ballots are still being counted.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:41 PM

7. Thanks for the encouragement.

However, even if Love wins, it's a repudiation of Trump. He's definitively made it clear that distancing herself from him affected the race. If she wins, distancing was the right thing to do.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 01:09 PM

12. This person is wrong.

Love is going to win. They hadn't finished counting all the Utah County ballots and her lead has increased to over 1,000. McAdams would have to win the outstanding Salt Lake County votes by roughly 60% to win the election and he isn't doing that - he won the county by 54%. He's lost. Love has won.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:33 PM

15. Hmm...

"He now is ahead by a 50.14 percent to 49.86 percent margin, after updates posted Monday by Salt Lake and Utah counties."

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/11/19/election-update-utah/

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 01:11 PM

16. More than a "gut feeling"...

"Earlier we mentioned the race for Utah's fourth congressional district, which has flipped again. Ben McAdams, the Democrat, has pulled ahead of Republican congresswoman Mia Love as McAdams received stronger than expected numbers out of Salt Lake County. McAdams leads Love by 739 votes out of more than 269,000 cast. Claiming victory last night, McAdams stated, we are confident there is no way Representative Love will retake the lead. Love has not conceded and McAdams said he hopes to speak with her today.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 03:59 PM

14. Her lead has now widened to a 1,516 vote lead

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:55 PM

4. Trump didn't forget how badly he lost in Utahs'Republican primary & that Romney refused

having anything to do with trump admin.

Vote will be close but it's good they're recounting. I wish Texas counted twice & counted provisional votes.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:10 PM

5. There aren't that many voters in Utah

and they are STILL counting ballots?

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:57 PM

9. They only count 2 or 3 days a week

 

They are very slow.

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Response to Yosemito (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 05:42 AM

10. Apparently

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:20 PM

6. If she wins, she should remember the attack

when someone tells you who they are....

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:50 PM

8. It's because Utah is a corrupt state.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 06:01 AM

11. Could be the same way in California

They weren't done counting all the votes

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