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.