Newsweek asked TBOR Executive Director, a former political consultant, about the fact that Vice President Pence was launching a Latter-day Saints group the same summer TBOR’s efforts were focused in the one majority LDS state, Utah.
“It’s the one swing state where that vote will matter,” John Pudner, a Salt Lake City–based political consultant who was an adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2008 campaign and a George W. Bush 2000 aide, told Newsweek.
Biden’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to Newsweek‘s request for comment.
It’s unlikely that Trump would be forced to majorly redirect efforts this year to Utah, the state most associated with Mormon voters. But Pudner said the LDS base could play a key role in more competitive states with a sizable Mormon population, like Arizona.
“If he’s dropping Mormon votes in Arizona, he’s already lost the state,” Pudner said.
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