Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What the Caucus?

Hey voter, want to know why it is all so different this year?

Posted By on March 22, 2016, 4:01 PM

Are you a registered Republican or Democrat? Get thee hence to the Utah presidential caucuses this evening, where on the Democratic side, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, will compete for 37 delegates.

Republicans, including Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, will be vying for 40 delegates.

It has been two decades since Utahns picked their presidential matches in caucus-style meetings. The state typically uses a primary election. But in 2015, due to controversy surrounding Senate Bill 54, which thwarted a ballot initiative that would have permitted open primaries in the Beehive State, the Legislature declined to budget the $3 million needed to fund an election. Thus, the parties are springing for their own caucuses. It's kind of a big deal actually.

Elections Utah breaks it down:

So don't jut stand there, get right to it, vote. Click here to find your caucus location

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