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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Morning Must Reads for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 314th day of the year. There are 52 days left in 2016.

Donald Trump wins the White House in an electoral stunner. Gary Herbert and Mike Lee win. Democrats pick up a handful of seats in the Utah Legislature.

The clock:

  • 40 days until the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for president and vice president (12/19/2016)
  • 72 days until Inauguration Day (1/20/2017)
  • 75 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (1/23/2017)
  • 120 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (3/9/2017)
  • 363 days until the 2017 municipal elections (11/7/2017)
  • 727 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)

Ten talking points for Wednesday:

  1. Absolute stunner! Donald Trump defied the odds, the pollsters, and the pundits and rode a populist wave to become the 45th President of the United States [Politico]. Utah voters pick Trump over Hillary Clinton and independent candidate Evan McMullin [Deseret News, Tribune].

  2. Gov. Gary Herbert wins a third term in office, handily defeating Democrat Mike Weinholtz [Deseret News, Tribune].

  3. Sen. Mike Lee crushes Democrat Misty Snow to win his second term [Deseret News, Tribune].

  4. Rep. Mia Love defeats Democrat Doug Owens for a second time on Tuesday night [Tribune, Deseret News].

  5. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and Jason Chaffetz all cruise to easy wins [Deseret News, Tribune].

  6. Utah Democrats picked up seats in the Utah House on Tuesday night [Utah Policy]. The Utah Senate remains unchanged after election day [Utah Policy].

  7. As it became apparent that Donald Trump would win the White House, markets around the globe plunged, but later stabilized [Bloomberg].

  8. Somehow Republicans fight through electoral headwinds and keep control of the U.S. Senate [Politico]. The GOP also holds control of the U.S. House [Politico].

  9. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams wins another term while Democrat Catherine Kanter leads Republican Richard Snelgrove for a seat on the Salt Lake County Council [Deseret News].

  10. Just in case you didn't get enough on Tuesday night, here's a way-too-early look at Utah's 2018 midterm elections [Utah Policy].

On this day in history:

  • 1872 - A fire which began in the basement of a warehouse in downtown Boston raged for 12 hours, consuming 65 acres of leaving 776 buildings in ruins, and killing at least 30 people.
  • 1938 - Mobs of Germans attacked Jewish businesses and homes in what became known as Kristallnacht or Crystal Night.
  • 1965 - A massive power failure left more than 30 million people in the dark in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
  • 1989 - Communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West.

Today At Utah Policy

An Obscenely Early Look at the 2018 Utah Elections

Utah's 2018 midterm elections will be dominated by the race for U.S. Senate....

Utah Senate Partisan Makeup Unchanged After Tuesday

Status quo reigns in the Utah Senate after Tuesday's election. 15 seats were up for election and 15 incumbents will return to the Hill for the 2017 session....

Democrats Pick Up Four Seats in the Utah House; Lose Only Seat Outside of Salt Lake County

Preliminary and unofficial votes Tuesday night show Utah House Democrats picked up four seats in close elections in Salt Lake County....

Policy News

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Participate in Tech-Focused Town Hall Discussion at Adobe's Lehi, Utah Office
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join a town hall discussion with Adobe employees and World Trade Center Utah members during a visit to Adobe’s office in Lehi, Utah on Thursday, November 10.Secretary Pritzker will field questions on topics that are t...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Trump takes Utah, state Dems stunned by Clinton's loss

Long lines had some Salt Lake County polling places open late

Lawsuits refiled seeking to halt Provo-Orem transit project

Chaffetz, Bishop, Stewart cruising toward big wins

Herbert wins his 3rd election as Utah governor

Lee's win ends transgender Dem's historic run; GOP keeps Senate

Early results show voters approving Jordan, Alpine school bonds

'I have never been more proud of this state': Rep. Mia Love wins second term

Utah voters complete purge of state school board incumbents, early results show

Utah district judge appears to be retained despite commission's recommendation

Voters approve amendment to send more state land money to Utah schools

Democrats on track to pick up seats in Utah Legislature

McAdams wins second term; Dems close to claiming Salt Lake County Council control

Salt Lake County parks bond passes

Clinton's female Utah backers shift from joy at making history to fear for the future

Deseret News

Ralph Hancock: Religious freedom vs. new state religion

Editorial: Congratulations to President-elect Trump

Postelection summit aims to bring Utahns, Americans together

Chaffetz, Stewart, Bishop win another term in Congress

Salt Lake County mayor will stay, Snelgrove lagging behind Kanter

Unofficial results: Alpine, Jordan district voters approve $630M in school bonds

Against recommendation, Judge Su Chon on track to stay on the bench

Utah voters side with Trump

Sen. Mike Lee cruises to victory over transgender candidate

Gov. Gary Herbert earns comfortable re-election victory

Love defeats Owens in Utah's 4th Congressional District


Nathan Ivie successful in campaign to join Utah County Commission (Daily Herald)

Gary Herbert to be Utah's second-longest serving governor (Daily Herald)

Mike Lee defeats Misty Snow with wide lead in U.S. Senate race (Daily Herald)

Voters hand Jason Chaffetz fifth term in 3rd Congressional District race (Daily Herald)

Mia Love defeats Doug Owens in 4th District Congressional race for a second time (Daily Herald)

GOP fares well in Utah County, state races (Daily Herald)

Despite loss, McMullin and supporters look forward to continuing new, conservative movement (Daily Herald)

Uncontested Utah Rep. Timothy D. Hawkes takes House District 18 seat (Standard-Examiner)

Utah election results show Bran Wilson keeps House District 15 seat (Standard-Examiner)

Utah election results show Handy wins House District 16 (Standard-Examiner)

Barlow defeats challenger Stenquist in Utah House District 17 (Standard-Examiner)

Karianne Lisonbee wins Utah House District 14 seat unopposed (Standard-Examiner)

Utah election results show Ray easily retains seat in House District 13 (Standard-Examiner)

County races: Webb, Erickson retain seats in Utah House, Cache County Council (Logan Herald Journal)

Voters say yes to formation of Cache Water District (Logan Herald Journal)

Some Park City voters opt for machines over 'anticlimactic' mail-in ballots (Park Record)

Summit County voter faces issue at the polls (Park Record)

National Headlines

Trump pulls off biggest upset in U.S. history (Politico)

Trump strikes unifying tone in victory speech (The Hill)

Pollsters suffer huge embarrassment (The Hill)

Marijuana wins big on election night (Washington Post)

Republicans, Buoyed by Trump's Performance, Keep Control of Senate (New York Times)

Pence may be powerful vice president as Trump's liaison to Congress (USA Today)

Wall Street elite stunned at Trump triumph (Reuters)

Pat Toomey wins Pennsylvania Senate seat, likely handing Senate GOP majority (Washington Post)

Capital Punishment Restored in Nebraska, Expanded in Oklahoma (Wall Street Journal)

Washington Carbon Tax Measure Goes Down In Flames (Daily Caller)

Mexico peso tumbles as Trump wins U.S. presidency in upset (Reuters)

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