Tag Archives: Utah

Mike Lee Defeats Evan McMullin In Utah Senate Race

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: Sen. Mike Lee will remain in office for another six years after defeating challenger Evan McMullin Tuesday night. The Associated Press had not yet called the race as of 11 p.m. However, Lee declared victory in a speech, followed by McMullin conceding in a speech of his own. Evan McMullin ran as an independent …

Read More »

Kinzinger Campaigns For Independent Evan McMullin In Utah Race: “I’m Surrounded By Cowards” In Congress

Roll Call reports: Retiring Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois came to Utah to make the case for electing the independent Senate candidate Evan McMullin over incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee. “People sometimes come up to me and say, like, ‘Adam, you’re courageous in what you’re doing,’ and I appreciate people saying that. It’s not true, though,” Kinzinger said at an …

Read More »

McMullin Roasts Lee At Utah Debate: The Barbarians Were At The Gate And You Were Happy To Let Them In

“You said the president should listen to legal quack Sydney Powell, ‘Please make time for her, let her in,’ you told the White House chief of staff. “You told the president that you were working overtime – 14 hours a day, I think you said – to unravel this for him, to keep a president who had been voted out …

Read More »

Utah Senate Poll: Sen. Mike Lee +4 Over Evan McMullin

The Deseret News reports: Utahns like Evan McMullin a little more than Sen. Mike Lee, but the independent challenger has a lot of voters who don’t seem to know him and he still slightly trails the Republican incumbent in the heated U.S. Senate race. A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll found 41% of Utahns would vote for Lee …

Read More »

72% Of Utahns Back Marriage Equality: “Seismic Shift”

The Deseret News reports: As the Senate considers legislation to protect same-sex marriage, a new poll shows nearly three-fourths of Utahns support legal same-sex marriage. The new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics survey found 72% of residents agree that marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages. The poll …

Read More »

Utah Senate Race “Neck And Neck” In Latest Poll

The Deseret News reports: Engaged in a fierce battle in the U.S. Senate race in Utah, a new poll shows Republican Sen. Mike Lee and independent challenger Evan McMullin neck and neck with a little over six weeks to Election Day. The latest Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics survey found 36% of Utahns would vote for Lee and 34% for …

Read More »

Mormon Bishop Charged With Raping Toddlers [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A former Utah city mayor and bishop with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been arrested on accusations he sexually abused at least three children decades ago. Carl Matthew Johnson, 77, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Davis County jail in northern Utah on suspicion of seven counts of sex abuse of …

Read More »

POLL: Independent Evan McMullin +1 Over Mike Lee

Salt Lake City’s NBC affiliate reports: Utah independent Evan McMullin portrayed himself as the true conservative in the U.S. Senate race against Republican Sen. Mike Lee in a speech Wednesday in which he called the incumbent a “constitutional conman.” Speaking to supporters at Salt City Spaces in downtown Salt Lake City, McMullin repeatedly said Lee has “betrayed” Utahns and Americans, …

Read More »

“Angels” Block Protesters From BYU Pride Night Event

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The angels stood quietly while protesters yelled “pedophile” and “groomer” and pushed signs quoting the Book of Mormon toward their faces. “You’re going against God,” one man spat. Another told them to “stop protecting the homos” at Brigham Young University. The dozen people dressed in white didn’t flinch. Hand in hand, they formed a shield …

Read More »

Lindell: “Nobody Votes In Utah, It’s All Just Made Up”

Mediaite reports: MyPillow CEO and avid 2020 election denier, Mike Lindell, went on a wild rant on Wednesday declaring that every vote in the state of Utah is a “crime.” On his Lindell TV, the conspiracy theorist declared, “You know, I believe you have the CCP, the globalists, the Uni-Party. I believe it’s all one just happy family.” “You get …

Read More »

Right Wing Scrambles To Protect GOP Sen. Mike Lee

The Washington Examiner reports: The Club for Growth is on television in Utah with $2.5 million in advertising to provide air cover for Sen. Mike Lee (R), who is fending off an unexpectedly aggressive challenge from independent candidate Evan McMullin. Utah is a red state, and Republicans are favored to make gains in Congress amid President Joe Biden’s languishing job …

Read More »

Sore Loser Utah Parents Force Probe Of Child’s Gender

The Deseret News reports: After one competitor “outclassed” the rest of the field in a girls’ state-level competition last year, the parents of the competitors who placed second and third lodged a complaint with the Utah High School Activities Association calling into question the winner’s gender. David Spatafore, the UHSAA’s legislative representative, addressing the Utah Legislature’s Education Interim Committee on …

Read More »

Feds Fine Pro-Trump Apparel Company $211,000 For Replacing “Made In China” Labels With “Made In USA”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Lions Not Sheep is a Utah-based clothing company launched in 2016 that makes stridently pro-America, pro-gun, pro-Trump shirts, hats and apparel. Every order comes with a free copy of the U.S. Constitution because they love America. So much so, in fact, that they had made a big deal about all their clothing being manufactured right …

Read More »

Utah’s Great Salt Lake Hits Record Low Level [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: The Great Salt Lake has dropped to a new historic low, FOX 13 News has confirmed. The imperiled lake has dropped to 4,190.1, below last year’s record low of 4,190.2 feet. The Great Salt Lake has already dropped 11 feet since it was first measured in the 1800s as a result of water diversion, …

Read More »

Utah GOP State Rep On Roe Overturn: I Trust Women Enough To Control Their “Intake Of Semen” [Video]

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Republican lawmakers and Utah politicos celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, with one legislator saying she trusted Utah women “to control [their] intake of semen.” Rep. Karianne Lisonbee described a text message she said she received urging her to hold men accountable for unwanted pregnancies. “I got a text …

Read More »

Actor Sentenced To Two Years In Grindr “Luring” Case

The New York Daily News reports: “Andi Mack” alum Stoney Westmoreland, accused of trying to lure a minor into sex, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading down to a lesser charge. Westmoreland, who played the grandfather on the Disney Channel sitcom, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of using interstate facilities to transmit information about a …

Read More »

GOP Utah Governor Issues Pride Month Proclamation

Ben Winslow reports for Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: Governor Spencer Cox issued a proclamation Wednesday, marking June as Pride Month and calling on Utahns to be more welcoming and accepting of the LGBTQ community. “This should not be controversial,” the governor told FOX 13 News in an interview about the proclamation. “There should be nothing controversial about supporting a …

Read More »

Utah Piano Teacher Gets 30 Days In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: A piano teacher from Utah who took part in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex was sentenced to 30 days behind bars on Wednesday afternoon. Janet Buhler, 56, pleaded guilty in January to one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. That charge is a misdemeanor that carries a …

Read More »

Felony Charge: Utah Hunting Guide Faces Five Years In Prison For Illegally Baiting Bear Killed By Trump Junior

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Utah hunting guide Wade Lemon faces five years in state prison for the death of a Carbon County bear killed during a guided hunt on May 18, 2018. But Lemon, a well-known guide didn’t pull the trigger — Donald Trump Jr. did, according to the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Trump Jr. is not …

Read More »

Utah Democrats Vote To Support Independent Evan McMullin For Senate In Ploy To Unseat Sen. Mike Lee

ABC News reports: Utah Democrats pulling hard to defeat Republican Sen. Mike Lee took the unusual step Saturday of spurning a party hopeful to instead get behind an independent, former presidential candidate Evan McMullin. Democrats were swayed by calls from prominent members who said McMullin, a conservative who captured a significant share of the vote in Utah in 2016, was …

Read More »