Historically, the state of Utah has been one of the least involved states in the political process for the past many decades. As all of us know, about 60% of the population in Utah is LDS and have a great respect for the Church leadership. A few weeks ago the First Presidency of the LDS Church released the following statement in regard to the 2016 Utah Caucus. In 2010, a similar letter was released. Part of this letter reads:
“We ask that local leaders not schedule meetings on that Tuesday evening so that members may attend a caucus meeting... Principles compatible with the gospel may be found in the platforms of various political parties. We encourage members to attend their precinct caucus meetings."
I'd say their message was heard loud and clear.
|The Middle School was not quite big enough for all the people!|
|Cars were parked everywhere - the parking enforcement were handing out tickets like candy.|