ArchiveBernick and Schott on Politics: The Top-10 Utah Political News Stories from 2016 – #8Bryan Schott·December 16, 2016· Share 2016 was not a good year for Utah Democrats. After initially thinking they could pick up as many as six seats in the legislature, they ended up with a net gain of just one seat in the Utah House. Most notably, one of the candidates they were most optimistic about, lost by just 5 votes to Rep. LaVar Christensen. What went wrong and what can Utah Democrats do to change their fortunes? Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott continue their countdown of the top-10 Utah political news stories from 2016.