While votes in Utah’s 3rd District are still being counted as a result of the all-mail format, Provo Mayor John Curtis (R) has already been declared the winner of last night’s special election to replace resigned Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Alpine/Sandy). Though almost 40% of the precincts remain to be counted, more than 108,000 votes have been tabulated and Mr. Curtis has attracted 58% of the vote compared to Democrat Kathryn Allen’s 27%. Four independent and minor party candidates account for the remainder. A final total is expected to be posted tomorrow. Mr. Curtis will now serve the balance of the current term and is a virtual certainty to seek a full term next November.
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