Speed Reads

Election Day 2016

Donald Trump projected winner in Utah

As soon as the polls closed in Utah, multiple media organizations quickly projected that Gov. Gary Herbert (R) and Sen. Mike Lee (R) won re-election, and half an hour later, Fox News and NBC News called the state for Donald Trump. Trump had faced opposition in the traditional GOP state, thanks in part to a strong showing in the polls by independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin.