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The 2016 Utah Electorate

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Monday, we’re putting Utah’s voters under the microscope, and we’re particularly curious about what motivates the state’s Mormon electorate. Utah has long been a sure bet for the Republican Party. This year, the party’s presidential candidate is putting Utah’s partisan loyalty to the test. But where does that loyalty come from? What matters most to the state’s electorate? And are voters here really all that different from the average American? A panel of guests will join us, and we hope you will, too.

  • Chris Karpowitz is the Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy and Associate Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University.
  • Robert Gehrke reports on government for the Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Morgan Lyon-Cotti is the Local Program Manager at the university’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.