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Anne Holton, the wife of vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, rallied with Utah Democrats on Friday urging them to vote as soon as they can in a state that is far more competitive than in past years.

"How remarkable that you brought Utah to the brink of helping elect the next great Democratic woman president and you can get her over the line," said Holton, who was Virginia's education secretary.

The most recent Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute poll shows Republican Donald Trump at 34 percent followed by Hillary Clinton and independent Evan McMullin at 27 percent, though Clinton is leading among those who have already voted 38 percent to Trump's 32 percent and McMullin's 22 percent. That poll took place Wednesday through Thursday.

Early voting ended Friday. Utahns can still mail in ballots, though they must be postmarked by Monday. After that, they can vote in person on Tuesday or drop off a mail-in ballot at polling places, which can be found at

In her brief remarks at Clinton's state headquarters, Holton credited Utah voters for pushing back against Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslim's entering the country.

"This has been such a divisive time and I have been so impressed with folks here in Utah who have been fighting to overcome divisions," she said. "To have Utah in a leadership role on that is pretty cool."