Utah Democrats don’t want to win

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It was a little jarring to review my ballot for Iron County and see so many unopposed races. My state senator didn’t have any opponent. My representative had a third-party opponent which is almost the same thing. Aside from a couple of write-in candidates (neither of whom broke 20%), all of the county races were unopposed. After having to make a lot of careful choices and analysis from living in major metro areas like Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, it didn’t sit well with me to have so few…

Write-in candidates bombed because they lacked ballot access

Is there anything more quixotic than a write-in campaign? Wins are rare, happening once or twice every few election cycles out of thousands of races. When it does happen, it’s almost always someone who has high name recognition, and it more often than not involves some strange situations such as where one of the candidates has dropped out of the race. To their credit, some write-in candidates in Utah did pretty well last night, considering. The most well-known one, Bill Freeze, managed about 28% of the total vote for Utah County…