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Political Reaction on Access Utah Wednesday

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We're looking at reactions to the results of Primary Day and the issues and candidates that will be moving forward to the November election, as well as some who didn't make it. We get political analysis from Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb first. Then, we talk to candidates Donna McAleer (D)  and Sean Reyes. McAleer won her race with 80 percent of the vote. Reyes did not win his race, and he responds.

 

In the second half of the program, we feature activists who want to make changes to the system. Salt Lake City's former mayor, Rocky Anderson,  is running for president as a member of a third party, because he says the two party system isn't working. We talk to him in the second half of our program, along with Pat Rosentiel from the National Popular Vote Movement, which advocates the election of president by popular vote, bypassing the Electoral College. We'll also have Utah State University Associate Professor of Political Science Mike Lyons  in studio.

 

 

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.