Spencer Cox Takes Republican Primary in Race for Governor


The race for the Utah Governor had four people on the primary ballot vying for the republican nomination. Spencer Cox, along with running mate Deidre Henderson for lieutenant governor, took home the majority vote, securing the republican nomination.

According to reports, Cox and Henderson secured 36.4 percent of the votes, tallying 185,104 votes in last week’s primary election. Close behind was Jon Huntsman Jr. with 34.6 percent, or 175,970, of the votes.

“Senator Deidre Henderson and I are humbled by the vote of confidence from the people of Utah in selecting us as the Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor,” Cox shared in a statement on Monday. “We feel blessed to live in the greatest state in America and invite all Utahns to join us in ensuring it always remains that way.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the election was conducted almost entirely by mail.

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