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Monthly Archives: December 2010
Turns out Mormon radar is real. Even without the leggings and layered tops, you can spot a Mormon a mile off. Maybe you’ve heard something like this before: There was this sense of “glow” from him, which I heard about … Continue reading
We could expect a permanent 6.7% boost in Utah’s midterm-year turnout levels if we permanently moved gubernatorial elections to midterm years. Utah’s lieutenant governor declared that 2010 had the best turnout for a midterm election in Utah since 1994. Although … Continue reading
If it’s hard to persuade Mormon Republicans to cross party lines and vote for a Democrat, that’s because it’s hard to persuade anybody to cross party lines. Sometimes, people lie to pollsters. Not always, of course. But if you ask … Continue reading