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.