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Jeb Bush slides to single digits in latest poll. Unofficial results show Mayor Biskupski. Prop 1 appears to fail.
Happy Wednesday. We've got plenty of election results below but first, how's this for turning conventional wisdom on its head: Wasn't Jeb Bush supposed to be the GOP front-runner? The latest poll shows the former Florida governor now in single digits even as he hits refresh with his "Jeb Can Fix It" tour while Donald Trump and Ben Carson are leading the field. Carson even leads Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general election matchup. [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/quinnipiac-poll-jeb-bush-clinton-trump-215493" target="_blank">Politico]
Topping the news: Salt Lake City will have its first openly gay mayor, under new leadership from Jackie Biskupski, according to unofficial results. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3133614-155/election-night-results-biskupski-bests-becker" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640624/Early-results-show-Biskupski-leading-Becker-by-nearly-5-percent-in-SL-mayor-race.html" target="_blank">DNews] [http://kutv.com/news/local/salt-lake-city-elections-results" target="_blank">KUTV] [http://fox13now.com/2015/11/03/polls-near-to-close-on-slc-mayoral-race/" target="_blank">Fox13] [http://www.good4utah.com/news/top-stories/salt-lake-city-mayoral-race-not-official-just-yet" target="_blank">ABC4] [http://kuer.org/post/biskupski-top-tight-mayor-s-race" target="_blank">KUER] [http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/7526-" target="_blank">UtahPolicy]
-> Gay rights advocate Derek Kitchen won a seat on the Salt Lake City Council. [http://kuer.org/post/kitchen-wins-salt-lake-city-s-4th-district-council-seat" target="_blank">KUER]
-> Proposition 1, which would increase sales tax to benefit transportation, appears not to have passed with last nights' unofficial results, but supporters believe they still have a chance. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3133553-155/prop-1-hits-apparent-dead-end" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640634/Sales-tax-hike-for-local-transportation-projects-has-mixed-results-in-17-Utah-counties.html" target="_blank">DNews] [http://fox13now.com/2015/11/03/election-results-in-salt-lake-county/" target="_blank">Fox13] [http://kuer.org/post/proposition-1-sees-mixed-results-across-state" target="_blank">KUER]
-> Millcreek will become the 17th city in SL Co. after yesterday's votes. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3133985-155/millcreek-to-become-salt-lake-countys" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640633/Millcreek-Township-now-Millcreek-City-while-5-other-communities-pick-township-model.html" target="_blank">DNews] [http://fox13now.com/2015/11/03/millcreek-township-to-become-city-early-voting-results-show/" target="_blank">Fox13] (More election results below)
-> A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the state cannot force political parties to open their primaries to unaffiliated voters. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3134238-155/judge-strikes-down-utah-law-requiring" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640612/Judge-State-cant-force-political-parties-to-hold-open-primaries.html" target="_blank">DNews] [http://kutv.com/news/local/judge-strikes-down-part-of-law-forcing-open-primaries" target="_blank">KUTV] [http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/7525-" target="_blank">UtahPolicy]
Frm http://twitter.com/KevinMaddenDC" target="_blank">@KevinMaddenDC: "Election Day 2016. One Year to Go."
From http://twitter.com/jawtry" target="_blank">@jawtry: "Overheard in the newsroom: 'What do you want on your pizza?' 'Democracy. Extra democracy.'"
Tune in: Former Salt Lake City mayor Ted Wilson, Jason Perry of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Weber State University political scientist Gary Johnson and Tribune reporter Chris Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Salt Lake City's mayoral race, Prop 1 and other Election Day results. Watch Trib Talk live at 12:15 p.m. MDT on http://sltrib.com" target="_blank">sltrib.com.
In other news: Here are the unofficial results for races across the state. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3134136-155/roundup-ogdens-mayor-re-elected-south-salt" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640635/Unofficials-vote-tallies-from-2015-election.html" target="_blank">DNews] [http://kutv.com/news/local/2015-utah-election-results" target="_blank">KUTV] And a roundup of contests showing Ogden's mayor re-elected and a parks bond rejected in South Salt Lake. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3134136-155/roundup-ogdens-mayor-re-elected-south-salt" target="_blank">Trib]
-> Voters in Davis County approved a $298 million bond for local schools. [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640628/Early-returns-show-60-percent-of-voters-favor-298M-Davis-School-District-bond.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> By refusing to form a committee to filter state school board candidates, Gov. Gary Herbert has created a way for anyone who files for candidacy to be in the general election. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3133556-155/inaction-by-lawmakers-guv-means-2016" target="_blank">Trib]
-> Paul Rolly explains how political indecision has compelled Herbert to break a law requiring him to appoint a school board nominating committee by Nov. 1. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3128175-155/rolly-political-indecision-forces-utah-gov" target="_blank">Trib]
-> Honors students at the U. were concerned after they received an email from their dean, which appeared to be an endorsement for SLC Mayor Ralph Becker. [http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2015/11/03/email-about-elections-from-honors-dean-raises-concerns-of-endorsement/" target="_blank">DailyUtahChronicle]
-> Utah's network of technical colleges has inflated its graduation rates by over 40 percent, according to a legislative report released Tuesday. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3133129-155/utah-technical-college-inflated-graduation-rates" target="_blank">Trib]
-> A judge in 3rd District Court dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Utah Board of Education of breaking the law by adopting the Common Core State Standards. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3134098-155/judge-throws-out-lawsuit-challenging-utahs" target="_blank">Trib] [http://kutv.com/news/local/common-core-suit-tossed-but-opponents-say-arent-giving-up" target="_blank">KUTV]
-> Two Utah teens were charged with misdemeanors for an alleged school shooting plot. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3132228-155/two-utah-teens-charged-in-alleged" target="_blank">Trib] [http://kutv.com/news/local/weber-county-teens-charged-in-school-shooting-plot" target="_blank">KUTV] [http://fox13now.com/2015/11/03/15-year-old-boys-charged-in-alleged-weber-county-school-shooting-plot/" target="_blank">Fox13] [http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/charges-filed-in-alleged-school-shooting-plot" target="_blank">ABC4]
-> Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill ruled a Sandy police officer's shooting of an armed suspect last month justified. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3132650-155/utah-officers-shooting-of-suspect-ruled" target="_blank">Trib] [http://kutv.com/news/local/salt-lake-da-rules-october-officer-involved-shooting-legally-justified" target="_blank">KUTV]
-> Pat Bagley gives his take on death by demographic. [http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3134138-155/bagley-cartoon-death-by-demographic" target="_blank">Trib]
-> A Confederate flag decal on a victim's pickup truck may have sparked a hate-crime assault in SLC. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3131879-155/confederate-flag-decal-may-be-catalyst" target="_blank">Trib] [http://fox13now.com/2015/11/02/fight-over-confederate-flag-decal-could-be-investigated-as-hate-crime-police-say/" target="_blank">Fox13]
-> New estimates from the U.S. Census released Tuesday say that 120 languages are spoken in Salt Lake County homes. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3133371-155/120-languages-now-spoken-in-salt" target="_blank">Trib]
-> A study shows that Mormons are among some of the most committed and engaged groups in America. [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640608/Mormons-among-the-most-deeply-observant-active-and-engaged-in-faith-new-study-finds.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> Another study revealed that Americans are steadily becoming less religious. [http://fox13now.com/2015/11/03/religious-observance-continues-gradual-decline-pew-foundation-study-indicates/" target="_blank">Fox13]
-> The Department of Human Services launched an investigation after a weekend riot at a West Jordan youth facility, but a worker says some of the paperwork has been doctored to fake compliance with state regulations. [http://fox13now.com/2015/11/03/west-jordan-youth-center-understaffed-faking-paperwork-employee-claims/" target="_blank">Fox13]
Correction: Jonathan Johnson is the current chairman of Overstock and he said the state should have a financial contingency plan in place. Yesterday's Cornflakes misstated his position.
Nationally: As the nation focuses its sights on elections, a study shows a decline in "swing voters," who consistently vote but don't always back candidates in the same party. [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/11/03/the-astonishing-decline-of-the-american-swing-voter/" target="_blank">WaPost]
-> Voters in Ohio decided against legalizing marijuana for recreational use, [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/11/03/measure-legalize-pot-ohio-losing-badly/75130968/" target="_blank">USAToday] while Houston voters rejected an anti-discrimination ordinance. [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/us/houston-voters-repeal-anti-bias-measure.html" target="_blank">NYTimes]
-> In the computer age, small donors are clicking more with Democrats, particularly Sen. Bernie Sanders, than Republicans. [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/us/politics/small-donors-are-clicking-more-with-democrats-than-republicans.html?ref=politics&_r=0" target="_blank">NYTimes]
-> Hundreds of Trump fans gathered yesterday for a book signing with the GOP presidential hopeful. [http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/2015/11/hundreds_flock_to_trump_book_signing_in_new_york" target="_blank">BostonHerald]
-> House Republicans are divided on whether or not they should open a separate probe of Democrat Hillary Clinton's controversial email setup. [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/hillary-clinton-emails-republicans-server-congress-215498" target="_blank">Politico]
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