‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Where do Utah Democrats go from here?

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jeff Merchant speaks to the Salt Lake County Democratic Party's Central Committee members, as one of 10 candidates vying the at-large Country Council seats left vacant by now-Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, at Eisenhower Jr High, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

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

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