Why Today Was a Good Day for Mitt Romney

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Sept. 21 2012 4:56 PM

A Ray of Hope

Why today was a good day for Mitt Romney.

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Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.

46 days to go:

Today’s Good News for Romney:

With the candidates effectively tied in Nevada, Romney may yet be able to count on the state’s Mormon voters to tip the state red. Church officials recently embarked on a voter registration drive which, while technically nonpartisan, reminds Mormons to speak “with one voice” politically. And with 74 percent of Mormons identifying as Republican-leaning, there’s little doubt about what that “one voice” will be saying. A successful mobilization of Mormon voters, combined with an ever-rising unemployment rate, could help Nevada swing Romney’s way.

Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.

See Mitt Romney’s good news from Day 47, Day 48, Day 49, and Day 50.