With no candidate polling outside of the low 30s, Utah’s winner could break a 104-year old record for the lowest percentage of the vote to carry a state.
Even victorious Democratic nominees have a few rotten eggs on their electoral scorecards, with 10 failing to win even 30 percent of the vote across nearly three-dozen states.
The independent presidential hopeful is on the ballot in only 11 states, but could shatter a record if he wins Utah.
If a handful of toss-up races all end up in the Democratic column, the party will have its strongest showing in races for governor since its formation nearly 190 years ago.
Since 1974, Utah Democrats are 0-32 against GOP U.S. Representatives heading into the 13th rematch election between major party U.S. House nominees in state history.
Since 1972, all seven sitting U.S. Senators who ran for reelection in the cycle of their failed presidential bid won another term – each by double digits.
The last 12 two-term governors who sought reelection over the last 20 years were all victorious with more than 70 percent winning a third term since the late 1700s.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
It has been 183 years since the last time a House Speaker and president pro tempore from the same state were in the presidential line of succession.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.