The Republican primary election for a seat on the Millard County Commission could be decided by the Utah Supreme Court. State election officials are asking for a quick ruling in the case.
Election night returns on June 24th showed Jim Dyer defeating incumbent County Commissioner Jim Withers by one vote. But the official canvass a few weeks later gave Withers the victory by five votes. Dyer then sued Withers in 4th District Court to challenge the results of the election. But Mark Thomas, who oversees elections in the lieutenant governor’s office, says that was a mistake.