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The State of the Utah Electorate

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Voters turned out in overwhelming numbers for the Democratic Party caucuses in Utah last week.

According to a recent poll, if the Republicans nominated Donald Trump as president, the unthinkable could happen. Utah could vote for a Democratic president for the first time in decades. So what is it about the business tycoon that rubs reliably-Republican Utahns the wrong way? Why does Bernie Sanders enjoy such popularity here? And has Mitt Romney actually stemmed Trump's tide? Monday, a panel of guests joins us to examine the state of the local electorate in the lead up to a pivotal election.

  • Matt Canham is an investigative reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune.

  • Lisa Riley Roche is a political reporter for the Deseret News.

  • McKay Coppins is a senior political writer at BuzzFeed covering national politics, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement.