Trump-Aligned Candidate Phil Lyman Upsets Incumbent Governor Spencer Cox At Utah GOP Convention

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A Trump-aligned state lawmaker attained a higher vote share than the incumbent Republican governor at the Utah GOP’s nominating convention Saturday.

Governor Spencer Cox received 32.46% of the vote from delegates during the second round of voting while Rep. Phil Lyman received 67.54%, making Lyman the winner, according to state delegate Aaron Bullen, who shared the results with the Daily Caller. Lyman is known for supporting former President Donald Trump, according to various posts on his social media.

Cox, however, gathered enough signatures to make it onto the primary ballot, according to Utah Republican Party bylaws and Utah state law. Specifically, Utah’s gubernatorial candidates must receive at least 28,000 certified signatures in order to qualify for the primary ballot or surpass the 60% threshold at the state convention. Cox received 28,006 signatures, according to the Utah state government website. (RELATED: …

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