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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning Must Reads for Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Good Tuesday morning and Happy Election Day from Salt Lake City. Today is the 313th day of the year. There are 53 days left in 2016.

It's Election Day. Candidates and parties make their final pitch to voters. Hillary Clinton wins Dixville Notch.

The clock:

  • The 2016 presidential election is today - (11/8/2016)
  • 41 days until the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for president and vice president (12/19/2016)
  • 73 days until Inauguration Day (1/20/2017)
  • 76 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 121 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Tuesday:

  1. Here are 103 predictions for Election Day 2016 [Utah Policy].

  2. GOP Chairman James Evans makes his final pitch for Utah voters to support Donald Trump [Utah Policy]. Here's a podcast of our conversation with Evans [Utah Policy].

  3. There can only be one! It's election day 2016. Here's what to watch for today [The Hill]. Here's what you need to know about the vote in Utah today. Officials warn Utahns to prepare for long lines at the polls [Deseret News, Tribune].

  4. You're going to hear a lot about VoteCastr today, especially on social media. The company promises to bring real-time voting news throughout the day [ReCode].

  5. Hillary Clinton wins the first-in-the-nation voting in Dixville Notch with four votes. Donald Trump got two votes. Libertarian Gary Johnson got one as did Mitt Romney [Politico].

  6. State officials across the nation are bracing for a chaotic election day [Washington Post].

  7. Wall Street is betting big on Hillary Clinton pulling out a win against Donald Trump [CBS News].

  8. Here's what might happen if Donald Trump loses on Tuesday and refuses to accept the results [Huffington Post]. Could the Supreme Court handle a disputed election this year? [Politico].

  9. Tesla argues its case against a Utah law banning direct car sales in front of the Supreme Court [Tribune]. 

  10. Enrollment in Utah charter schools is slowing down, posting a second consecutive year of minimal growth [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1923 - Adolf Hitler leads a failed attempt to overthrow the German government in what has been known as the Beer Hall Putsch.
  • 1932 - New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president over incumbent Herbert Hoover.
  • 1960 - Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the presidential election.
  • 1994 - Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
  • 2000 - A statewide recount of presidential election ballots began in Florida.


Today At Utah Policy

Bryan Schott's Political BS: 103 Fearless Predictions for Utah's Election Day 2016

There's not much drama left in Utah's 2016 election....

Elections Office Offers Tips to Ensure Your Ballot is Counted

The Utah Elections Office is reminding voters to submit ballots to local polling locations, their county clerk’s office, or a designated drop box in their county by no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 8, 2016)....

Clay Pigeons: How Lobbyists Secretly Woo Top Election Officials

Big-money corporate lobbying has reached into one of the most obscure corners of state government: the offices of secretaries of state, the people charged with running elections impartially.The targeting of secretaries of state with campaign donations, corporate-funded weeke...

James Evans Makes Last-Minute Pitch for Utahns to Vote for Trump

Utah GOP Chairman James Evans says Republican voters in Utah are "coming home" to Donald Trump....

'I Have Questions with Bryan Schott' - Utah GOP Chairman James Evans

Utah GOP Chairman James Evans joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss how he's helping Donald Trump make his closing argument to Utahns ahead of Election Day....

Dirty Harry Puts Crooked Hillary Over the Top in Nevada

So, it looks like a Mormon is going to deny the presidency to Donald Trump after all, but that Mormon isn't Evan McMullin. It's retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid....

Policy News

Manufacturing Grows in Utah
In the past five years, Cincinnati-based Proctor and Gamble has closed 12 factories in the U.S. and five more in foreign locations to improve efficiency and lower costs. Meanwhile, P&G's Box Elder County manufacturing plant is expanding to take on the load of the recentl...

Press Release: New Rules for Oil Drilling in National Parks Reduce Harm, But Won't Assure Long-Term Protection
The National Park Service finalized updated rules for oil drilling on private lands within national parks, enacting stronger protections for the 42 park sites that have privately held oil, gas, and other mineral rights within their boundaries....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah Board of Education is out of bounds fiddling with eligibility rules

Utah's lieutenant governor tells high school seniors to prove stats wrong, apply for college

UTA reviews proposal for restructuring its committees

Utah charter school growth slowing down in latest enrollment data

Here's what you need to know about Election Day in Utah

Tesla asks Utah Supreme Court to allow it to sell cars in Utah

Deseret News

Op-ed: I'm voting for Trump and I'm a Mormon state senator from Georgia

Editorial: Casting a ballot for those who made America great

Presidential campaigns making final pitches to Utah voters

Somebody will win the presidency. Then what do we do?

Officials worry Election Day may bring 'unprecedented lines' at limited polling locations

How Utah became a player in the 2016 election

Here's why precinct results don't tell the whole story on election night


Some Utah County absentee voters may not get ballots in time to vote (Daily Herald)

Most Utah County state representatives run unopposed (Daily Herald)

Utah Taxpayers Association endorses Pleasant Grove bond (Daily Herald)

Evan McMullin to supporters: 'We're already home' (Daily Herald)

Utah early voting results show some party affiliation surprises (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Clinton E-Mail Releases Threaten to Drag on Past 2020 Election (Bloomberg)

World on edge as Trump keeps race tight with Clinton (Politico)

Supreme Court rejects Dem voter intimidation lawsuit in Ohio (The Hill)

Wild race heads for dramatic ending (The Hill)

State officials prepare for an unusually chaotic Election Day (Washington Post)

Clinton and Trump make emotional appeals in last few hours of campaign (Washington Post)

In Rolling Stone Defamation Case, Magazine and Reporter Ordered to Pay $3 Million (New York Times)

New York's security headache: Trump and Clinton will be almost within shouting distance on election night (Los Angeles Times)

Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 28 States on Election Day (New York Times)

On Election Day, several states will vote on raising minimum wage (PBS News)

Environmentalists Target Bankers Behind Dakota Pipeline (New York Times)

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