Wilde Still Holds Lead, Barely
The challenger to Utah Representative Mel Brown, (R) Coalville, is hanging on to his lead in the Republican primary race for Utah House District 53. The district covers parts of Summit, Daggett, Rich, Duchesne and Morgan counties. On election night, Wilde finished ahead by 64 votes. But Kent Jones, Summit County Clerk, indicated there could be some ballots that were mailed in time, but hadn't arrived yet. On Friday, Jones said his office counted an additional 305 ballots and Mel Brown had moved ahead by seven votes. But less than an hour later, another county updated its count, moving Wilde ahead again by seven votes. According to the Utah election results website, Wilde leads the race with 2463 votes compared to Browns' 2456 votes. All counties must turn in official vote counts by July 12th. The winner in the Republican primary will face Democrat Cole Capener from Park City.