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Sean Reyes maintains lead in GOP race for Utah attorney general as more ballots counted

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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes reports the results of an joint effort to fight the drug epidemic during a press conference at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes reports the results of an joint effort to fight the drug epidemic during a press conference at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Incumbent Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes maintained his lead over challenger David Leavitt as more Republican primary election ballots were counted Wednesday.

Reyes had 54% of the vote to 45% for Leavitt, keeping the nine-point advantage he built on Election Day, according to the latest numbers. Reyes has received 221,982 votes, while Leavitt, the Utah County attorney, has 186,551.

The state elections office reported Wednesday that there are an estimated 110,343 ballots, including 770 provisional ballots, left to be counted statewide. About half of the outstanding ballots are in Salt Lake County.