SALT LAKE CITY — Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox announced Wednesday his office will not go to court to invalidate the election of Utah Attorney General John Swallow.
Cox said Swallow’s resignation resolved the issue, saving the taxpayers thousands of dollars in ongoing costs.
Swallow resigned from office, insisting that he is innocent, but saying he could not continue in the face of further investigations. The House of Representatives has a special committee investigating him; the Salt Lake and Davis County attorneys are also conducting a probe.
Cox said he would forward his report, and make his special counsel available, to the prosecutors conducting their investigation.