Situational Analysis – October 5, 2020

Happy Monday morning. It’s debate week for SLC. Pence vs. Harris on Wednesday.


2 days to the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
7 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
8 days to the day mail-in ballots can begin to be sent out (10/13/2020)
10 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
10 days to the second presidential debate (10/15/2020)
14 days to the 2nd Congressional district debate (10/19/2020)
16 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
17 days to the third presidential debate (10/22/2020)
29 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
106 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
112 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Monday Trivia Quiz

Douglas Devore asks: Savvy Utah politicos know there are 29 counties in the state, but that hasn’t always been the case. How many counties did Utah have when it became a state in 1896?

Bonus question: When were the additional counties created and by whom? (Hint: it wasn’t the Legislature.)