2016 Election

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This year’s U.S. Senate race in Utah pits incumbent Republican Mike Lee against political newcomer Misty Snow. She faces an uphill road to unseat Lee, but is taking a much different approach than fellow Democrats who’ve run before her.

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Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz met Democratic challenger Stephen Tryon in Utah’s Third Congressional District Debate Wednesday night at Utah Valley University in Orem.  

Live Fact Checking The Third Presidential Debate

Oct 19, 2016
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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

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As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled-down on accusations that the elections would be rigged, Utah officials say that’s just not possible.

Members of the group Mormons for Trump are concerned about a trend among LDS church faithful to support third-party candidates like Evan McMullin. They say the push to “vote your conscience” is unwittingly helping to put Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House.

Julia Ritchey

Only 34 percent of Utah’s millennial population voted in the last presidential election. While many groups want to increase turnout with voters under 29, reaction among those voters is mixed.

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With the Republican Party in turmoil over controversies surrounding Donald Trump, many Utahns are suddenly undecided about who they will support for President. That's giving alternative candidate Evan McMullin a big boost.

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Oct 11, 2016

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Republican Congresswoman Mia Love and Democratic challenger Doug Owens faced off in a debate Monday night over issues facing the Fourth Congressional District.  

Live Fact Checking The Second Presidential Debate

Oct 9, 2016
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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

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Salt Lake County election officials will start shipping out general election ballots next week in what could be a record year for voting. 

Cato Institute

A new report from the libertarian think tank Cato Institute gave Utah Governor Gary Herbert a “D” grade for fiscal responsibility. But Herbert’s campaign manager says a closer look at how the organization came to that conclusion tells a different story.

Whittney Evans

Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz participated in a candidate forum Tuesday, organized by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. The event was not a formal debate—each candidate had about 45 minutes on stage to answer questions posed by a moderator.

Live Fact Checking The Vice Presidential Debate

Oct 4, 2016
NPR

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight at 7 PM MST.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org

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Utah Republican Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz faced off Monday night in the 2nd of two scheduled debates before the November election.

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After his democratic challenger withdrew at the last minute, Attorney General Sean Reyes had the debate stage all to himself Wednesday night.

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Ahead of a scheduled debate, the Democratic candidate for attorney general has withdrawn from the race, citing health issues.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his Democratic Challenger Mike Weinholtz faced off Friday afternoon in a debate hosted by the Utah League of Cities and Towns.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert will debate Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz Friday at an hosted by the Utah League of Cities and Towns. Herbert previously declined to participate due to a scheduling conflict.

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The Democratic candidate for Utah’s Second Congressional district is trying to make the case that her opponent, incumbent Republican Chris Stewart isn’t paying enough attention to all of his constituents.

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New data from the Pew Research Center shows that fewer Mormon voters are identifying as Republicans this election year.

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Mormon supporters of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton gathered Monday night for an informal Family Home Evening at Clinton’s Utah campaign headquarters.

California Congresswoman Barbara Lee was in Salt Lake City Friday hosting a campaign event for Hilary Clinton. She told those attending that she believes Utah is ready to vote for a Democratic presidential candidate.

Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee has not endorsed Donald Trump for president, but he has invited Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence to speak at his 3rd annual Utah Solutions Summit in Salt Lake City Thursday. Utah Democrats criticized Lee’s decision, saying it gives the appearance that Lee supports the Republican presidential nominee.

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Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign team officially opened a Utah headquarters office Tuesday. The Democrat is hoping to win over voters in a solidly Republican state, where voters haven’t embraced a Democrat for president since the 1960’s.

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Former President Bill Clinton was at a private event in Park City Thursday campaigning for his wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, is perhaps the only Utahn to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. She told the crowd America’s educators are with Hillary Clinton. 

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Conservative Utah Activist Gayle Ruzicka has asked Utah delegates to vote their conscience at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month. That runs contrary to rules that Republicans in Utah have set.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert was the clear winner in Tuesday’s primary election against Republican challenger Jonathan Johnson. As of late Tuesday night, Herbert led Johnson by more than 40 percentage points.

Candidates from the major parties in Utah, along with state school board candidates will face off in a primary election Tuesday. 

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