Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday Funnies: Religious Leaders Plan Rally in Washington as a Moral Rebuke to Trump’s Presidency

Our best guess? You won't find any known Mormon within miles of this rally on Monday

Via the Washington Post:

"The rally Monday comes on the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington: More than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths will rally in D.C. on Monday, hoping to show that opposition to President Trump is not political, but also moral"

Read up, Peeps!
Will your fellow Mormon lay clergymen show up for this important Monday rally, fellow Mormon Utahns?

Well... there's always theoretical hope, we guess:
On the other hand, otherwise anti-Trump Utahns still suffer from this giant problem:

Our best guess? You won't find any known Mormons within miles of this rally on Monday.

So what say you about this, gentle readers?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Ogden City Municipal Primary Election Day Thread - Updated

Check back after 8:00 p.m. and join in on all the fun

Breaking news for WCF readers who may have been living under a rock: Today is Ogden City Primary Municipal Election Day; and assuming you're registered to vote, and that you haven't already availed yourself of "by-mail voting," you can nevertheless vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the following "Voter Assistance Centers":
This morning;s Standard-Examiner story should serve as a reminder that typical Utah primary election turnouts are notoriously meager.
So if you want to see your favorite council candidates survive to run in the November election, don't stay home and rely on your neighbors to put them over the top, folks, even though you're confident that they're leading in the most recent polling.

If you still need to familiarize yourself with today's candidates, check out the election module in our trusty Primary Election Candidate Roster (also available in our  right sidebar) which contains everything you need to know about these eager aspirants to political office. "One Stop Shopping" for Emerald City Municipal Election candidates... that's what we aptly call it.

Check back in later this evening for real-time vote tallies, which we'll be posting here in a new update after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. Robust election night coverage is a 12-year tradition here at Weber County Forum, so be sure to come back and join in all the fun.

In the meantime however, we'll invite you all to chime in with a little primary election day conversation. We'd definitely like to hear how your voting experience went today. Were poll workers courteous and well prepared? Did you have any problems casting your vote? What could city and county election officials do, if anything, to improve the process?

That's it for now, Gentle Readers.

Who'll be the first to throw in their own 2¢?

Update 8/15/2017 8:22 p.m.: Okay folks. Today's results are already rolling in, Thanks to Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch's Election Office:
With 19.9% of all votes counted at 8:58 p.m., it appears that the tallies are now strongly leaning in favor of City Council incumbents.

Update 8/15/18 9:27 p.m.: Here are tonight's final tallies, folks, indicating that all City Council incumbents drew the most votes in each precinct tonight:
Now that didn't take long, did it? It ought to be an interesting runoff in November, wethinks.

Update 8/16/17 8:25 a.m.: The Standard-Examiner provides the post-Primary Election story this morning:
Click our now-revised candidate roster, for the  list of candidates who'll appear on your November 7, 2017 General Election ballots:
Congrats to the top two winners in each precinct; and thanks to all the other candidates for participating in this year's Ogden City Elections!

We'll be looking forward to a very interesting runoff in November's General Election.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Ogden City Council Election Financial Disclosure Statements

Yeah!`We got's it totally covered

HAY, Ogden City voters!  In the event that you've kept your
Ogden mail-in ballots -in in yer back pockets,  awaiting Ogden City 2017 first set of financial disclosures...well here they are, thanks to the wonderful Tracy Hansen, of the Ogden City recorder's office, among others.

Read up, peeps.

We have all Ogden Council candidate financial disclosure statements posted here:
Yeah!`We gots it totally covered

Tuesday, August 01, 2017


More info in re: Ogden City Election candidates

As the August 15, 2017 Ogden City Municipal Election fast approaches, we're delighted to highlight today's Standard-Examiner story, wherein Ace Reporter Cathy McKitrick provides thumbnail bios of most of our 2017 Ogden Council candidates. Read up peeps:
For much more info about these candidates, check out our Weber County Forum Candidate Roster.

Our take? Your blogmeister will not submit his own mail-in ballot until after August 7, 2017, when candidate financial disclosures come out.

Suit yourselves, however, folks.

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