Situational awareness – July 13, 2020

Good morning from Salt Lake City

Let’s Monday!


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

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

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

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

  • Allies of Jon Huntsman are pushing him to launch a write-in campaign for governor.
  • Romney calls Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence “historic corruption.”
  • Florida sets a single-day record for coronavirus cases.


Turns out there were several correct answers to Friday’s question:

From statehood to 1940, Utah had seven governors. One particular fact distinguishes John C. Cutler and Charles R. Mabey from the others. What is it?

Several readers correctly identified Cutler and Mabey as one-term governors.

But, the two men also hold another distinction during their time in office. Douglas DeVore points out they were the only Utah governors during the time frame who were not in office during the decennial federal sentences.

Bonus fact, Gov. Gary Herbert is the only Utah governor (so far) who was in office during two censuses (2010 and 2020).

Congratulations to Mike Mower who was selected at random from all of the correct entries.

He gets to ask this Friday’s question.

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