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Former UT AG Candidate To Remain On Ballot

Democrat Jon Harper is still officially in Utah's attorney general race and will remain on the ballot despite announcing last week that he was dropping out for medical reasons.

Harper has not offered details about his health but said in a statement Sept. 21 that he was leaving the race against incumbent Republican Sean Reyes.

Elections director Mark Thomas says that unless Harper officially withdraws, any votes he receives in November will be counted.

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Utah Democratic Party spokeswoman Yándary Zavala said Wednesday there are no plans for Harper to officially withdraw because if he wins, he could still serve if his health improves or the party could nominate another Democrat to the office.

Zavala says the party does not have details about Harper's health and whether it could and allow him to serve. Harper did not return messages Wednesday.