Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:43 pm
Incumbent wins Utah House race after final results
By PAUL FOYAssociated Press
Matheson declared victory on election night despite the two being separated by only a couple thousand votes. Tuesday marked the deadline for counties to certify their votes, and the results from Salt Lake County removed any doubt that Matheson won.
Love, the 36-year-old mayor of Saratoga Springs and daughter of Haitian immigrants, got millions of dollars from Republican groups and a coveted speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, where she became one of the party's faces of diversity.
Love would have become the first black woman elected to Congress as a Republican.