This is one of the busiest times Boyd Pugmire has experienced since he has been chairman of the Cache County Republican Party. That is because Tuesday is Caucus Night and he expects a lot of people to turn out for the major event.
“We’ve got everything set up. I hope we’re ready. I hope we’ve anticipated the turnout. We have more than doubled our turn out in
Cache County the last two cycles. We are expecting a lot more this cycle.”
Of course that is because this is a presidential preference caucus. Pugmire says he believes as many as 10,000 people could turn out.
Cache County Republican Vice Chair Gina Worthen says it’s exciting to be a part of the presidential election process this year. She says the caucuses begin at 7 p.m.
“We are voting in the caucuses by paper ballot for president,” says Worthen, “unless you’ve already signed up online to vote for president in just this election online.
“There is a third way to vote if you’re not able to make it to the caucus. You can vote by absentee ballot. I put those instructions on <a href=”http://cache.gop/” target=”_blank”>cache.gop</a> if you click on Absentee Ballots.”
Worthen says in past years the presidential primary elections have come in June and that usually meant the presidential candidate had already been decided.
Meanwhile, Pugmire has not been bashful about sharing his personal disdain of Republican front-runner Donald Trump and would certainly not want him to become president.
However, Pugmire says he was upset with an incident involving Trump over the weekend.
“Protesters were blocking freeways and roads and not allowing people to attend his rally,” Pugmire explains. “To me that’s just plain wrong. Whether they like him or not, his supporters have as much right to attend a rally as anybody else has a right to attend another candidate’s rally.”
Pugmire says he expects to have a long night Tuesday.
Caucus locations for Cache County Republicans can be found on the party’s website, <a href=”http://cache.gop/events/caucus/caucus-locations/” target=”_blank”>cache.gop</a>.