160 years ago today - Aug 13, 1862

Deseret News editorializes: "The number of votes cast at the annual election in this county, was unusually small-but little interest having been taken in that matter." Apathy of Mormon voters continues until the LDS church disbands its political party in 1891.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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