Dave Hansen

Utah Republicans are sour on Trump, and Libertarians sense opportunity

Utah Republicans are sour on Trump, and Libertarians sense opportunity

At a recent weekend farmers market in Provo — the heart of a reliably Republican county in a reliably Republican state — little love was to be found for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“I can’t vote for Donald Trump, not in good conscience,” said Michelle Tukuafu, a 47 year-old registered Republican from nearby Spanish Fork, with a distaste representative of views held by many fellow shoppers.

As for Democratic contender Hillary Clinton?

“Oh my gosh, heck no,” she said.

In the chorus of disappointment ringing from Utah voters, Andy McCullough, chairman of the state’s Libertarian...

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