“The article speculates how the 2016 election could have been different if Flake and Romney had been more outspoken in their opposition to Trump. Steed believes Mormons alone could have swung the results in a few key states by voting for Hilary Clinton, “but they didn’t.”

Romney and Flake were both vocal about their distaste for Trump prior to the election. In March 2016, Romney delivered a speech at the University of Utah where he called Trump “a phony, a fraud.” Romney later said that he did not regret his comments about Trump but wished him well in his position as president.”