A primary election is very quiet compared to what it used to be, according to Cache County Republican Party Chairman Boyd Pugmire. He says that is because 20 of Utah’s 29 counties now vote by mail, including Cache County and most people voted soon after they got their ballots in the mail.
Pugmire says it will be interesting to see what the results are after Tuesday’s primary. He reminds local residents that there are some important votes to make, including one local contest. Two Republicans – Karl Ward and Casey Saxton – are running for a seat on the Cache County Council for Logan District 1.
There is also a vote in the governor’s race with incumbent Governor Gary Herbert being challenged by Jonathan Johnson.
Pugmire says the presidential race is heating up and he is faced with making a choice he is not happy about. Although he preferred both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, he says Donald Trump will probably get his vote.
“It’s not a personal preference,” clarifies Pugmire. “It’s what I feel needs to be done as far as keeping party unity. I think that I need to get past the personality issues and start looking at the consequences and how things are affected, and how the consequences will be affected by who is elected president.”
Pugmire says there is too much at stake with Supreme Court justices if Hillary Clinton is elected and he would never do anything to help that happen.