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Jim Matheson holds on for slim win over Mia Love after final vote tally (768 votes)
Deseret News ^ | 11/20/12

Posted on 11/20/2012 7:39:11 PM PST by Arthurio

SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Mia Love narrowed the gap on Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson after the outstanding votes were counted but not enough to keep him from a seventh term in Congress.

As expected, Matheson held his Election Day lead and escaped with a slim victory in Utah's new 4th Congressional District as counties released their final election results Tuesday.

Matheson ended up defeating Love by only 768 votes, his closest race yet. He owned a 2,646-vote lead before provisional, mail-in and paper ballots were counted. A total of 238,838 votes were cast in the district.

To force a recount, Love would have had to come within 488 votes, one for each precinct in the four counties that comprise the district.

But state Republicans aren't ready to throw in the towel just yet.

Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright said some provisional and mail-in ballots in Salt Lake County were disqualified, while others were accepted. GOP poll watchers, he said, weren't able to get all their questions answered about the counting process as the county tabulated votes.

"We'd like to get those questions answered to ensure that every vote is counted," Wright said. "We're not making any accusations. We're not saying anyone did anything wrong. We just want to be sure."

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A third-party candidate, Libertarian Jim Vein, played a spoiler role in winning 2.6 percent of the vote. A Democratic PAC paid for a late-hour telephone campaign that urged voters to eschew Matheson and Love in favor of Vein.

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1 posted on 11/20/2012 7:39:15 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

I guess they better call up the precinct captain and get that shoebox with those 2348 extra votes in there. Sick.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 7:41:08 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Arthurio

The commie ‘RATS ALWAYS win the close ones. You can’t tell me that these races aren’t being stolen by the commie piggies counting the votes.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 7:41:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: Arthurio

What a shame. Give it another shot in 2 years, Mia. The climate may likely be more favorable at that time.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 7:41:27 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Arthurio; PennsylvaniaMom

Go Mia!


5 posted on 11/20/2012 7:41:46 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Past Your Eyes

About as favorable a climate as it will get. Romney won 72% of the vote in Utah.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 7:42:32 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Perdogg

Here’s the Libertarian jerk that acted as the spoiler:

http://www.utahfamily.com/Election12_Candidate.php?ID=165

Jim L. Vein
Libertarian Party of Utah
PO Box 970893
Orem, UT 84097
801-687-6983
jskepp@hotmail.com


7 posted on 11/20/2012 7:44:52 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No Democrats will cross over to help the GOP to become more diverse.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 7:46:56 PM PST by ully2
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To: Perdogg

Here’s his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jim.vein.7

He “likes” Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and Sarah Palin! This was a pure vanity run on his part! What a jerk!


9 posted on 11/20/2012 7:48:12 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Well isn’t that special - and was he put in business by the rats???

Idiot voters!


10 posted on 11/20/2012 8:14:49 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: Arthurio

We suspect they stole the election; not much adds up. One thing is sure; if we can’t be confident that we’ll ever have a fair election again - what then? I sort of know how Venezuelan voters feel every time Hugo “wins” an election.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 8:26:43 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

100% agreement. She should run again in 2 years. Remarkable woman, with a remarkable story! (Would rather see her in the senate however. We need more senators).


12 posted on 11/20/2012 8:48:02 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Arthurio

Simply amazing. I had a completely different impression of the folks that live in Utah. I didn’t expect so make ‘takers” and supporters of middle east aggression.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 8:49:21 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Arthurio

Another racist white guy defeats a minority female for elected office - damn GOP - oh, wait a minute......


14 posted on 11/20/2012 8:54:32 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Arthurio

Big time fraud. We know as well as Dems and Rebs they cheated. They have to make the votes come close with conservatives so we won’t question it.

Don’t put Obozo in office again.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 9:48:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They make it close for real conservatives


16 posted on 11/20/2012 9:49:54 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Eliminate the BS “libertarian” and she’ll win in two years.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 9:57:19 PM PST by jeff19
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To: Arthurio

Conservatives never win close elections.


18 posted on 11/20/2012 10:01:00 PM PST by wintertime
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Her opponent is obviously a magnet for racists. /s


19 posted on 11/20/2012 10:01:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: jeff19
Eliminate the libertarianss and the Dems will still find just enough votes to win a “close” election. /s
20 posted on 11/20/2012 10:02:33 PM PST by wintertime
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To: Arthurio

The vote needs to be CHECKED for legality in every way possible. Get the names of all who voted, and check them in every way possible for multiple voting and illegal voting. This is what must be done. Have watchers from both sides. If it cost millions of dollars to do, this is what must be done. Check all college students to see if they voted at home also. Check everyone with a foreign name to see if they are legal residents. Check, check, check the vote, because counting it does little when there are countless illegal votes in this Country in every election cycle. This MUST be cracked wide open!!!!


21 posted on 11/20/2012 10:26:44 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Arthurio

Not a whimper by the usual Black shakedown artists when Mia Love or Allen West lose by narrow margins brought on by obvious voter fraud. This whole election is sickening to one’s stomach. Let the takers eat cake. I’m cutting back on purchases this Christmas Season.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 10:34:18 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Arthurio
as with West, I'd pitch in for a recount...

again....to all of you libtards out there....you're nothing but putty in the hands of the leftists/rats....

23 posted on 11/20/2012 10:43:23 PM PST by cherry
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To: Intolerant in NJ

happens much during Dem primaries? Multi candidates , simply majority OR require run off if receive less than 50% of vote.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 1:04:46 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Arthurio

http://www.barackofraudo.com/

http://obamavoterfraud.blogspot.com/


25 posted on 11/21/2012 2:19:46 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Every time this happens the dems always win. Fraud plain and simple. I have had it. I put everything I had into this election. No more does not matter. 2016? Ha! What a joke. Not going to waste my time.


26 posted on 11/21/2012 3:13:40 AM PST by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: Arthurio

I’ll never vote GOP again. Guess I’m going to be a jerk in the future.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 3:23:20 AM PST by gotribe
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