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November 9, 1996 | Associated Press
Election workers began a painstaking recount Friday of 287,580 ballots using their fingernails and tweezers. The recount was undertaken in Salt Lake County after it was discovered that some of the punch-card ballots were not punched all the way through when voters poked them with a stylus. As a result, a scanner used to read the ballots did not record the votes.
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November 9, 1996 | Associated Press
Election workers began a painstaking recount Friday of 287,580 ballots using their fingernails and tweezers. The recount was undertaken in Salt Lake County after it was discovered that some of the punch-card ballots were not punched all the way through when voters poked them with a stylus. As a result, a scanner used to read the ballots did not record the votes.
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NEWS
November 9, 1988
George Bush won Utah's five electoral votes. With 36% of the precincts reporting, Bush led with 121,639 votes, or 66%, while Michael Dukakis had 63,657 votes or 34%. Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch was reelected over Democrat Brian H. Moss, a Salt Lake City businessman. Republican Gov. Norman Bangerter of Utah was locked in a tense, three-way reelection battle expected to remain undecided until deep into the night.
NEWS
October 12, 1992 | From Times staff and wire reports
CALL OF THE WILD: The environment may be taking a back seat in the presidential election, but in Utah it's largely steering the battle to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jake Garn. . . . Democratic candidate Wayne Owens, a four-term congressman from Salt Lake City, is proudly running on his environmental record, which includes proposing a 5.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | United Press International
Rep. Howard C. Nielson (R-Utah) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 1990 to a fifth term in Congress. Nielson, 65, represents Utah's 3rd Congressional District.
NEWS
October 12, 1992 | From Times staff and wire reports
CALL OF THE WILD: The environment may be taking a back seat in the presidential election, but in Utah it's largely steering the battle to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jake Garn. . . . Democratic candidate Wayne Owens, a four-term congressman from Salt Lake City, is proudly running on his environmental record, which includes proposing a 5.
SPORTS
November 9, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A clear majority of Utah voters are willing to spend $56 million to build sports facilities in anticipation of the Winter Olympics coming to Salt Lake City by the year 2002. In a statewide referendum Tuesday, a proposal to divert 1/32 of revenues from the state sales tax over the next 10 years to construct bobsled and luge runs, a speed-skating oval and a ski jump passed with 57% of the vote. With 99% of the precincts reporting, the count was 211,385 for the measure and 161,736 opposed.
NEWS
August 27, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until the day this spring when six American Indians walked into the San Juan County Courthouse, the Navajos of southern Utah had offered little resistance to the steady encroachment of white settlers into the starkly beautiful canyons along the San Juan River. Soon after the first Mormon wagons arrived in 1880, the Navajos were confined to the barren lands of a reservation. They languished in poverty while the Mormon settlers built prosperous towns and established farms of wheat and alfalfa.
NEWS
November 9, 1988 | From Associated Press
Maryland handed the gun lobby a major setback; Florida declared English to be its official language, and nuclear power received votes of confidence in Massachusetts and Nebraska as voters around the country decided numerous highly charged ballot measures Tuesday. With 82% of the precincts reporting, 58% of Maryland voters upheld a 6-month-old state law effectively banning cheap handguns known as "Saturday night specials." The National Rifle Assn.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
A slate of Navajo Indian candidates running against Anglo-dominated government in a rural Utah county was soundly defeated Tuesday. Only one of the six Navajos was elected. Mark Maryboy, a Navajo Indian, was reelected to the three-member San Juan County commission. The Navajo candidates for county clerk, treasurer, assessor, recorder and sheriff were all defeated by wide margins.
NEWS
August 27, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until the day this spring when six American Indians walked into the San Juan County Courthouse, the Navajos of southern Utah had offered little resistance to the steady encroachment of white settlers into the starkly beautiful canyons along the San Juan River. Soon after the first Mormon wagons arrived in 1880, the Navajos were confined to the barren lands of a reservation. They languished in poverty while the Mormon settlers built prosperous towns and established farms of wheat and alfalfa.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | United Press International
Rep. Howard C. Nielson (R-Utah) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 1990 to a fifth term in Congress. Nielson, 65, represents Utah's 3rd Congressional District.
SPORTS
November 9, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A clear majority of Utah voters are willing to spend $56 million to build sports facilities in anticipation of the Winter Olympics coming to Salt Lake City by the year 2002. In a statewide referendum Tuesday, a proposal to divert 1/32 of revenues from the state sales tax over the next 10 years to construct bobsled and luge runs, a speed-skating oval and a ski jump passed with 57% of the vote. With 99% of the precincts reporting, the count was 211,385 for the measure and 161,736 opposed.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democrat David N. Dinkins became New York City's first black mayor by defeating Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani on Tuesday, while Democrat L. Douglas Wilder, a grandson of slaves, claimed the Virginia governorship in a close contest with Republican J. Marshall Coleman. The apparent victory for Wilder, now Virginia's lieutenant governor, would make him the first black to win election as a governor in U.S. history.
NEWS
November 5, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
By all accounts, John M. Mutz, a veteran officeholder who is the Republican candidate for governor of Indiana, should be breezing to victory over his 32-year-old opponent in a state where the national GOP ticket is expected to swamp the Democrats. Instead, the 52-year-old Mutz is scrambling for his political life, grateful for an endorsement from President Reagan and hoping to grab any coattails he can from Indiana's controversial GOP vice presidential nominee, Sen. Dan Quayle.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
A slate of Navajo Indian candidates running against Anglo-dominated government in a rural Utah county was soundly defeated Tuesday. Only one of the six Navajos was elected. Mark Maryboy, a Navajo Indian, was reelected to the three-member San Juan County commission. The Navajo candidates for county clerk, treasurer, assessor, recorder and sheriff were all defeated by wide margins.
NEWS
November 9, 1988
George Bush won Utah's five electoral votes. With 36% of the precincts reporting, Bush led with 121,639 votes, or 66%, while Michael Dukakis had 63,657 votes or 34%. Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch was reelected over Democrat Brian H. Moss, a Salt Lake City businessman. Republican Gov. Norman Bangerter of Utah was locked in a tense, three-way reelection battle expected to remain undecided until deep into the night.
NEWS
November 9, 1988 | From Associated Press
Maryland handed the gun lobby a major setback; Florida declared English to be its official language, and nuclear power received votes of confidence in Massachusetts and Nebraska as voters around the country decided numerous highly charged ballot measures Tuesday. With 82% of the precincts reporting, 58% of Maryland voters upheld a 6-month-old state law effectively banning cheap handguns known as "Saturday night specials." The National Rifle Assn.
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