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Candidates scale back — or aren’t holding — election night parties

Social DistancingVoters who aren’t involved in the campaigns probably won’t pay attention to the election night watch party differences, University of Utah political science professor Matthew Burbank said, even if they don’t see candidates delivering victory or concession speeches in front of a crowded room on the TV news.

That’s because campaigning has already been unusual under the virus restrictions, relying more on TV commercials for the governor’s race and a few others, Burbank said, so voters understand these “are just the times we’re in at the moment.”

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Last Updated: 7/8/20