Situational awareness – May 26, 2020

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City


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

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

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

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

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

  • Woah! Trump’s lead over Biden in Utah is just 3 points.
  • Americans flock to beaches and other public places on Memorial Day.
  • Trump threatens to pull the Republican convention out of North Carolina.


Quite a few of our readers knew J. Reuben Clark authored a 236-page memorandum on U.S. intervention in Latin America, known as the Clark Memorandum. The document discouraged military intervention in South America while still acknowledging the need for the U.S. to protect national security interests.

Congratulations to Stewart Young, who was randomly selected as our winner from the correct answers. As the victor, he gets to pose this Friday’s trivia question.

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