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Monday, October 17, 2016
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Morning Must Reads for Monday, October 17, 2016
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 291st day of the year. There are 75 days left in 2016.
A new survey shows Donald Trump with a 17-point lead in Utah. More than 40% of Americans believe the election could be "stolen" from Trump. Mike Weinholtz says some mail-in ballots have confusing instructions.
- The 1st Congressional District debate at Weber State University is tonight (10/17/2016)
- Three days to the 3rd Congressional District debate at Utah Valley University (10/19/2016)
- Three days to the third presidential debate at UNLV (10/19/2016)
- 15 days to register to vote online in Utah (11/1/2016)
- 22 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 98 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 143 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Monday:
- A new YouGov poll gives Donald Trump a 17-point lead over Hillary Clinton and Evan McMullin, who are tied in the survey [Utah Policy].
- A new survey shows most Utahns don't trust the federal government, but they do trust state government [Utah Policy].
- More than 1.4 million Americans have already cast their ballot in this year's election [U.S. Election Project].
- A new survey shows 41% of Americans think the election could be "stolen" from Donald Trump [Politico].
- WikiLeaks has posted what appear to be excerpts from Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Wall Street banking firms [CNN].
- Hillary Clinton has built a massive 50-point lead over Donald Trump among Latino voters [NBC News].
- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz says the instructions on some mail-in ballots are confusing and could lead to ballots being thrown out [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz says there is new evidence of a "quid pro quo" arrangement between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation [Fox News].
- Hacked emails from a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC detail their plans for attacking Mitt Romney if he emerged as a political opponent [Tribune].
- LDS Church leaders sent a letter to members in Arizona, Nevada, and California urging them to oppose legalizing medical marijuana [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1777 - British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
- 1931 - Gangster Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion.
- 1933 - Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany, settling in the United States and becoming an American citizen in 1940.
- 1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck northern California, killing 67 people and causing $7 billion worth of damage.
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