Utah Democrats were feeling good about where they were on election night, but when all the votes were counted, they had lost some key seats, and only increased their numbers by one in the Utah Legislature.
On this week’s “Utah Politics” podcast, we speak with Tribune political reporter Leia Larsen about the Salt Lake County election results. Republicans were able to capture a veto-proof majority on the County Council, which will change the way Jenny Wilson governs as county mayor.
We also hear from Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Merchant who breaks down what happened on election night for Utah’s minority party and what he expects to happen when the Republican-controlled Legislature goes through the redistricting process next year.
Leia Larsen on Twitter: @LeiaLarsen
Jeff Merchant on Twitter: @JeffreyMerchant