Wa Ex: Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, appears to have lost the lead in her close contest against Democratic opponent Ben McAdams.
Earlier in the day Monday, Love had moved up by about 1,500 votes, leading by 0.58 percent. But with ballots counted from Salt Lake County, she had fallen behind McAdams by 739 votes in the evening.
Reacting to the news, polling guru Nate Silver tweeted FiveThirtyEight would be moving the race to “Likely D” for the time being, noting that “there isn’t really supposed to be a lot left out there to count.”
The race may yet end up within the margin for a mandatory recount, which is .50 percent. The race must be certified by Tuesday.