Last night, Beth wrote about Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) filing a lawsuit to halt ballot counting in her very tight re-election bid. She wants to halt the process until her campaign representatives are given access to oversee the authentication of signatures on ballot envelopes:
Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) has been a favorite amongst conservatives since she came on the national scene in 2014. This time around, Love faced a tough re-election battle against attorney Ben McAdams (D).
Polls taken over the last month have shown Love and McAdams in a near dead heat. A poll conducted by the Salt Lake Tribune at the beginning of October showed the two tied. A KUTV poll taken at the end of October showed McAdams winning by seven points. A New York Times poll taken during the same time frame showed the two tied.
But now, the Republican representative is suing Salt Lake County in hopes of stopping the counting that's taking place. She wants to halt the process until someone from her campaign is given the ability to oversee and challenge signatures on ballot envelopes. Her campaign hopes to stop the counting until the ballots in question are resolved, the Salt Lake Tribune reported
Yet, today, it seems as if Mia Love is expected to survive, winning the latest batch of ballots. David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report noted she’s the favorite to prevail.
BREAKING: #UT04 Rep. Mia Love (R) narrowly wins latest batch of votes from Salt Lake Co., narrowing Ben McAdams (D)'s lead form 1,227 to 873. This makes her the favorite to prevail, once more Utah Co. votes are counted.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 15, 2018
Hold on a sec...if we were to judge #UT04 raw votes counted so far vs. *2016* total votes cast, here’s the county breakdown:— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 13, 2018
Salt Lake: 84.5%
Isn’t this a huge red flag for McAdams (D)?