U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-4th District) Sued Wednesday to Halt Vote Counting in the Utah Race where she is Narrowly Trailing her Democratic Challenger.
Ben McAdams (D) 115,549 Votes 50.27% vs. Mia Love (R) 114,320 Votes 49.73%.
Voting is done Primarily by Mail in Utah. Love's Campaign said in a Lawsuit, Salt Lake County Clerk, Sherrie Swenson (D), isn't Allowing Poll-Watchers to Challenge Findings during the Verification Process for Mail-In Ballots.
The Campaign's Poll Monitors have seen instances where a Ballot was Approved even though the Signature did Not Appear to Match the One on File, the Suit claimed.
Love Campaign Attorney Robert Harrington says in a Statement that they're "not accusing anyone of anything" but have seen a Few Cases that Call for Increased Scrutiny.
No Hearing was Immediately Set in the Case.
Ben McAdams, is the Mayor of Salt Lake County, where Most Voters in the District Live.
Utah Law allows Challenges to a Voter's Eligibility, but it is Unclear how that Applies to Mail-In Balloting recently Adopted by most Counties in the State.
This is Not the First Lawsuit from Republicans this Election Cycle. A few days before the Vote, Two GOP Candidates accused, Swenson, of Failing to Send Thousands of Ballots to Voters in a Timely Manner, but the Case was Tossed Out after One Hearing.
A similar Lawsuit was filed in New Mexico on Tuesday by a Republican who Lost her Bid for a U.S. House Seat. Yvette Herrell asked a County Judge to Impound Absentee Ballots so her Campaign could Inspect them after the County Canvassing Board Certified that Democrat Xochitl Torres Small had Won.
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