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.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he will vote for Donald Trump for president in November. Gov. Herbert told reporters at his monthly KUED news conference that he’ll support Trump largely because of his vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
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.
The Utah Republican Party’s recently held caucus was one of the first in the country to allow people to vote online. Party officials say that more than 60 thousand people registered for the service. GOP Chairman James Evans says while some people had issues, it wasn’t the major disaster that some internet security experts predicted it would be. He says most the problems they dealt with were people not being able to locate the 30-digit security PIN required to cast a vote.
Utah Republican and Democratic parties saw record numbers of people show up to participate in last night’s caucuses. Most people were drawn in by the presidential vote, but many first time caucus goers were confused about the other purpose of the night.
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders drew thousands of supporters to West High School Monday for his second campaign stop in Utah. He’s trying to pick up as many delegates as possible during Utah Caucuses Tuesday night.
The Utah Democratic Party says they won’t be holding a presidential primary in 2016. Instead of holding a presidential primary, the Utah Democratic Party has decided to poll its members during their neighborhood caucus meetings in March of 2016.