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Monday, March 21, 2016

Mormons and Donald Trump

                It appears that many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are voting for anyone but Donald Trump.  Wyoming is the state with the third largest population of members of the LDS Church, and the Republicans there gave Senator Ted Cruz a landslide victory, defeating Trump by 59 points.  Idaho has the second largest population of LDS Church members, and Republicans there – particularly in Madison County – helped Cruz to crush Trump: Cruz 57%, Trump 8%. 

                The Republicans are caucusing in Utah tomorrow.  The Utah rules include the condition that “if a candidate reaches the 50% or above,” the winner will take all of the delegates as well as the requirement that any candidate must receive “at least 15% of the votes to qualify for delegates.”  I hope there are not enough people in Utah who will vote for John Kasich and keep Cruz from getting more than 50% of the votes.  If the polls are correct, Trump will receive approximately 8%.  Polls also indicate that Republicans in Utah will vote for Hilary Clinton if the Republican candidate is Trump.   I do not care that much for Trump, but I will not vote for Clinton.  For me, it is Cruz all the way! 

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