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Iron County completes canvass


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Hurley - The Iron County Board of Canvass performed the canvass of the county's results in Tuesday's general election Friday morning, formalizing the unofficial numbers reported on election night.

Although the canvass resulted in some changed vote totals, the outcomes of all the races remained the same.

One of the biggest changes to the results reported on election night was that the Libertarian presidential ticket of Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy Spike Cohen only received 26 votes in the county - rather than the 52 reported on election night - after the board determined a reporting error meant the ticket was given 30 votes in the town of Kimball, rather than the 3 votes they actually received.

The other change was that Iron County Clerk Michael Saari received 92 votes in the town of Sherman, rather than the 82 reported on election night.

Other changes as a result of the canvass include President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence receiving 2,438 votes in the county, rather than the 2,439 votes initially reported. The Democratic vote total in the presidential race was unchanged. The Green Party presidential ticket of Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker also received a single write-in vote in the canvass.

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany received 2,396 votes in the canvass, compared to 2,397 votes initially reported; and James Bolen received 2,297 votes instead of 2,298 votes in his quest for a seat in the state assembly.

The other vote totals reported on election night were unchanged as a result of the canvass.