Situational awareness – May 4, 2020

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City

Happy Star Wars Day!

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57 days to the 2020 Utah primary elections (6/30/2020)

183 Days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)

261 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)

266 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • President Trump admits the death toll from the coronavirus will be much higher than he initially claimed.
  • Utah lawmakers are readying for two more special sessions in May and June.
  • Republicans Jeff Burningham and Jan Garbett lose their legal fights to get on the primary ballot.


Several of our subscribers knew the answer to Friday’s question was Alfred Cumming, who served as the legally appointed Territorial Governor of Utah Territory in 1857 and 1858.

Congratulations to Tina Mathieu, who was randomly selected as our winner. As such, she gets to ask this weeks trivia question on Friday.

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