Primary Election Nail-Biter for SL City Council

Primary Election Nail-Biter for SL City Council

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(KSL News) In the primary election, there was a real nail-biter in the Salt Lake City Council race, District seven.

Republican Gordon Poulson beat non-affiliated candidate Danny Walz by two votes. Thirty uncounted votes turned up, and tonight the city council voted to add those votes. They were counted tonight at the County Clerk's office and Poulson won again, this time by three votes.

Danny Walz, Non-affiliated Candidate: "It was kind of an emotional day. You know, you're excited at the prospect that maybe it can be overturned. But at the same time you're a little frustrated that something went wrong in the process and we had to put everyone through this tonight."

Gordon Poulson, Republican Candidate: "Danny's a nice guy. He gave us a good run for our money. So it's just nice to have it over with, but very frustrating that we had to be here tonight."

Both sides say they're not sure what they would've done if the new votes had changed the outcome of the race.

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