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U.S. President -- Utah
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 George W. Bush * (R) 612,623  71  
 John F. Kerry (D) 227,286  26  
 Other 21,823  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Utah has 5 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Results

Utah Governor
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Jon M. Huntsman (R) 473,814  57  
 Scott M. Matheson (D) 350,841  42  
 Other 7,699  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. Senate -- Utah
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Robert F. Bennett * (R) 564,260  68  
 Paul R. Van Dam (D) 237,415  29  
 Other 24,331  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Utah District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:99%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Robert W. Bishop * (R) 193,538  68  
 Steve C. Thompson (D) 81,836  29  
 Other 8,370  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Utah District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Jim D. Matheson * (D) 170,403  55  
 John E. Swallow (R) 130,884  43  
 Other 6,300  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Utah District 3
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Christopher B. Cannon * (R) 139,635  61  
 Beau Babka (D) 79,214  35  
 Other 10,182  4  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

Proposed Utah Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Yes 562,619  66  
 No 286,697  34  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Voters were asked "[s]hall the Utah Constitution be amended to provide that: (1) marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman; and (2) no other domestic union may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equal legal effect?

Utah Politics

Utah is one of 11 states to hold a gubernatorial election this fall. Incumbent Gov. Olene Walker, a Republican, is not eligible to run, having placed fourth at the state's GOP convention in May 2004.

Wealthy businessman Jon Huntsman Jr., a Bush administration diplomat who also worked as a White House aide under Ronald Reagan, will take on Democrat Scott Matheson Jr., dean of the University of Utah law school and the son of a former governor.

Huntsman is the oldest child of entrepreneur Jon Huntsman, who amassed a fortune of more than $2 billion with a conglomerate of chemical companies that gained fame in the 1970s for inventing the clamshell container for the Big Mac.

Walker succeeded three-term incumbent Mike Leavitt as Utah governor in November 2003. Leavitt, a Republican, was tapped by President Bush to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Walker, the former lieutenant governor, became the first ever female governor in Utah. Her loss at the GOP convention marked the first time a standing governor had failed to win a party nomination in 48 years.

Up for election in 2004 is Republican Robert Bennett's Senate seat, which he has held since 1992. He has not said whether he will seek re-election.

A key House race to watch in 2004 is the state's 2nd Congressional District. Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson won by 1,600 votes in 2002 in a district that gave Bush 67 percent of the vote in 2000, his best showing outside Texas. Republican John Swallow is trying for a rematch, but must survive a primary first.

Before the 2002 House races, the state Legislature redrew the 2nd District to bring in more rural GOP voters, but the Democrat, Matheson was strong enough in Salt Lake County to defeat Swallow.

Prior to the 2002 elections, Rep. Duane Bourdeaux, D-Salt Lake City, had been the state's only black state legislator. Utah now has two: James Evans, a Salt Lake City Republican, won a Senate seat in the last election cycle.

--The Associated Press

       


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 79.9%
Republicans: Bush with 63.3%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 26.3%
Bush (R): 66.8%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 33.3%
Dole (R): 54.4%

Election Dates
Democratic presidential primary
February 24, 2004

State primary
June 22, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 23
   Unpledged: 6
   Total: 29
Republican Delegates: 36
Electoral Votes: 5






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