Presidential candidates plan Utah events for Friday and Saturday

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at an event earlier this year. (Photo courtesy John Kasich's Facebook)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at an event earlier this year. (Photo courtesy John Kasich’s Facebook)

While the Republican debate was cancelled in Salt Lake for Monday, March 21, three presidential nominee hopefuls have scheduled Utah events this weekend in preparation for the March 22 caucus.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich has three events scheduled on Friday, March 18, in Utah starting in Utah County. Kasich will start at noon on Friday at Utah Valley University Town Hall before his afternoon event at the University of Utah at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. rally at Davis County Town Hall.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be in Utah on Saturday, March 18, but the campaign is still working out the details according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Frontrunner Donald Trump will hold a rally Friday night at the Infinity Event Center in Salt Lake at 7 p.m. Trump currently leads the Republican caucus with 673 delegates, Cruz has 411 and Kasich has 143.

The Utah primary is a winner-take-all platform where if a candidate gets 50 percent of the vote they would get all 40 Utah delegates. If no one winner dominates the Utah vote, then the delegates with more than 15 percent of the vote will split the delegates.

The Utah Republican Party is allowing party members to vote for the presidential caucus online if they register by midnight on Thursday, March 17 here. Find in-person voting locations here.


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a rally at the Garden Place at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. and it is first come, first serve for admission.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any events planned for Utah.

Clinton leads the Democratic race with 1,606 delegates (1,139 pledged delegates and 467 superdelegates) and Sanders has 851 delegates (825 pledged delegates and and 26 superdelegates).

The Utah Democratic caucus awards the delegates proportionally and is in-person voting only. Find locations here.

Updated on Friday, March 18 at 11:15 a.m. to include Trump’s rally.

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