Situational awareness – June 17, 2019

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City

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Here are the stories we’re following today:

  • Utah GOP chairman Derek Brown wants to raise $1 million for next year’s elections
  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld predicts he’ll beat Trump in Utah in 2020
  • The Supreme Court is set to issue rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the 2020 Census

Trivia time

On Friday we asked how many people have been inaugurated POTUS at least once?

The answer is a bit complicated. As Clark Larsen writes:

“So often we hear that Donald Trump is our 45th president, but he is the 44th person to hold the office. For some unfathomable reason, historians choose to give Grover Cleveland two numbers, #22 and #24. because his terms were nonconsecutive.”

Just two readers were savvy enough to send in the right answer:

  • Zachary Zundel
  • David Schneider

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