Owens Extends Lead Over McAdams In Race For Utah’s 4th Congressional District

Nov 13, 2020, 5:24 PM | Updated: 8:55 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Republican Burgess Owens extended his lead over Democratic incumbent Ben McAdams in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race after Salt Lake County officials released more results Friday.

Owens is ahead by 2,095 votes (0.57%) and has received 176,866 votes compared to McAdams’ 174,771 votes.

Salt Lake, Sanpete and Utah counties released updated results on Friday. Earlier in the day, Owens led the race by just over 1,700 votes.


Salt Lake County reports that it has counted 10,005 of its 11,270 provisional ballots. They also have about 2,000 mail-in ballots that are waiting for voters to fix signature issues.

Utah County has yet to open and count its provisional ballots. They have a total of 7,157 provisional ballots remaining plus approximately 7,000 other military and vote-by-mail ballots that need to be processed.

It was unclear how many of those ballots will impact this race.

“The 4th Congressional District has always been a close race,” Utah Elections Director Justin Lee said Thursday. “Even before vote-by-mail, we didn’t usually know the outcome of the 4th Congressional District until right at that canvass deadline, which is two weeks after the election. So this is not surprising in any way.”

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Owens Extends Lead Over McAdams In Race For Utah’s 4th Congressional District