Messages of the First Presidency 1:190; “On Monday, January 29, 1844, Joseph Smith, his counselor Hyrum Smith, and the Twelve Apostles met “to take into consideration the proper course for this people to pursue in relation to the coming Presidential election.” They decided that they would be unable to support either of the presidential candidates of the major parties, Martin Van Buren and Henry Clay for causes which they stated. It was then moved by Willard Richards and voted unanimously-”That we will have an independent electorial ticket, and that Joseph Smith be a candidate for the next Presidency; and that we use all honorable means in our power to secure his election.” Joseph Smith in accepting this nomination by the General Authorities of the Church outlined a campaign that would cover the nation. He also began that day the dictation to his secretary, W. W. Phelps, of an outline for his “Views on the Powers and Policy of the Government of the United States” which was to be his presidential platform.”
– Also see DHC 6:197-209
Romans 13:4; “For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”
Mormons have always believed they’ll rule the US someday.