Part 1: The Problem with Utah Politics

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Politics: Poly, meaning many; Ticks, blood sucking bugs. Chapter 1: The Background I’ve always hated politics. In high school, one of my teachers offered an extra-credit assignment to write a letter to our Congressional Representative about an issue we’d been discussing, then report back with their response (if any). This was back in the days…

The Republic is dead. Long live the Republic!

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Last night, Count My Vote, SB54, and the Buckshot Caucus won – and the Republican process lost. A “former” Democrat didn’t care about your elected neighborhood representative – your Delegate – and instead of going through the Convention process, paid his way onto the Primary Ballot. Well, “he” didn’t pay, out-of-state special interest groups paid…

SB54 Causing Problems (and Silencing Voices) in Races across Utah

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State Rep. Rich Cunningham voted against SB54 two years ago, indicating that he “disliked” the legislation which would allow candidates to “get around” the traditional Caucus and Convention system by collecting voter signatures. But that didn’t stop him from doing it anyway. Then he lost at Convention. His competitor, State Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, by winning…