BETTER UTAH COMMENDS LT. GOVERNOR COX’S RESPONSE TO REQUEST FROM PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON ELECTION INTEGRITY

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 3, 2017

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BETTER UTAH COMMENDS LT. GOVERNOR COX’S RESPONSE TO

REQUEST FROM PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON ELECTION INTEGRITY

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Salt Lake City, UT – For the second time since the November election, Lt. Governor Cox has stood by the integrity of U.S. and Utah election systems, rejecting the notion that there is widespread fraud in the system. In response to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity’s request for information from the election officers of the fifty states, Lt. Governor Cox defended the privacy of Utah citizens and agreed to deliver only already publicly available information.

The Alliance for a Better Utah commended Lt. Governor Cox’s actions in a letter sent to his office today.

A copy of the letter can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_ePh0__H2RcE5paGlELUYwUEU/view?usp=sharing

Josh Kanter, Founder and Board Chair of the Alliance for a Better Utah said “We wanted to commend Lt. Governor Cox for protecting the privacy of Utah’s citizens from the overbroad request of the Presidential Advisory Commission by agreeing to deliver only that information that is otherwise public under Utah law.” Kanter continued “The implication of the Presidential Advisory Commission’s request is a continuation of the debunked rhetoric coming from the President that there is widespread fraud in the U.S. voting system. This simply isn’t true and we commend Lt. Governor Cox and election officers around the country who are standing up for the integrity of our election systems.”

In response to then President-elect Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in November 2016, Lt. Governor Cox also stood up for the integrity of U.S. and Utah election systems, calling Trump’s rhetoric “dangerous.”

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About the Alliance for a Better Utah:

Alliance for a Better Utah is a good government advocacy and watchdog organization based in Salt Lake City. The organization works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.

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