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‘Mormon Land’: BYU political scientist talks about LDS voters: Did they help Biden win Arizona? Will they stick with the GOP?

(Andrew Harnik | AP) President-elect Joe Biden gestures to supporters Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

Before the presidential election, some pollsters and pundits suggested that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints might play a key role — despite their relatively small numbers.

Indeed, many members became actively involved on one side or the other, forming groups like Latter-day Saints for Trump and Latter-day Saints for Biden. They seemed especially visible in Western swing states like Nevada and Arizona.

So, for instance, did Latter-day Saints help turn the traditionally red Grand Canyon State blue? Quin Monson, a Brigham Young University political science professor who also is a partner at Y2 Analytics, gives a “qualified yes” to that question. He offers more insights on Latter-day Saint voters and how their partisan leanings have changed — and may change — on this week’s podcast.

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