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Hildale, Utah, Known For FLDS Church, Braces For Potentially Historic Election

By Sarah Ventre, Jorge Valencia
Published: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
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A vandalized campaign sign is indicative of the contentious election in Hildale, Utah.

Hildale, Utah, is a tiny city across the border from Colorado City, Arizona. And the area is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS.

The city of Hildale was found guilty of religious discrimination in a federal court case last year.

Tuesday is the town’s first city council election since the verdict, and for the first time, non-church members could win these seats.

Additionally, the city could elect its first mayor who is a woman.

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