Legislature plays with fire, ignores mainstream Utahns on Count My Vote

Salt Lake City — The Senate Government Operations Committee met today to hear two controversial bills, both sponsored by Sen. Scott Jenkins, that are aimed at gutting the popular Count My Vote reforms.

SJR2 and SB43 passed favorably out of committee along partisan lines, with Republicans voting for the measures.

Alliance for a Better UTAH has released the following the statement:

“The legislature, led by Sen. Scott Jenkins, has acted entirely contrary to the will of mainstream Utahns by passing out of committee the anti-Count My Vote bills,” said Maryann Martindale, executive director. “Their actions today further demonstrate just how out of touch our state legislature is. At a time when Utah voter turnout is at historic lows, the state legislature should be opening the electoral process, not restricting it.”

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Contact:
Isaac Holyoak
Communications Director, Alliance for a Better UTAH
801.664.9751 | isaac@betterutah.org

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6 Comments
  1. Sam Rushforth
    Jul, 19, 2018

    Utah needs to accept the expanded Medicaid option from the feds. It is a terrible comment that those in the Utah Legislature put their hatred of President Obama above the potential to bring healthcare to thousands of Utahans. Shame on the Utah Legislature!

  2. Sam Rushforth
    Feb, 13, 2015

    Utah needs to accept the expanded Medicaid option from the feds. It is a terrible comment that those in the Utah Legislature put their hatred of President Obama above the potential to bring healthcare to thousands of Utahans. Shame on the Utah Legislature!

  3. Susan Johnson
    Jul, 19, 2018

    Our legislators are such a joke. Don’t they listen to their constituents?

  4. Susan Johnson
    Feb, 13, 2015

    Our legislators are such a joke. Don’t they listen to their constituents?

  5. Ron Day
    Feb, 14, 2015

    As a former Research analyst for the Utah State Legislature I must say I have seen a constant decline in legislative members interest in their constituents. The intent of not wanting all votes counted is to keep a one party system of sheep. Herded by big money and corporations. Until all votes are heard and recorded I believe there will be little interest in our re-elect all the old boys again system.

  6. Ron Day
    Jul, 19, 2018

    As a former Research analyst for the Utah State Legislature I must say I have seen a constant decline in legislative members interest in their constituents. The intent of not wanting all votes counted is to keep a one party system of sheep. Herded by big money and corporations. Until all votes are heard and recorded I believe there will be little interest in our re-elect all the old boys again system.