FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 06, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT – On Friday, November 6, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes tweeted unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election and announced he was taking personal leave from his elected position as Utah’s Attorney General to help other states prepare litigation to contest election results.
Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:
“Days after being re-elected, Attorney General Sean Reyes has left Utahns out to dry by abandoning his post to give his full attention to Donald Trump, attempting to undermine the outcome of a democratic election to advance his own partisan interests. Reyes is showing where his true loyalties lie—not with the people of Utah, but with the party-line politics of Trump and the Republican Attorney General Association.
“His unfounded allegations of voter fraud are irresponsible and simply not true. Just because Reyes may not like the results of the election doesn’t make them any less valid. Every vote matters, and every vote must be counted. As the attorney general of a state that has enjoyed mail-in voting for years, Reyes should know this. Whether acting in his private or public capacity, preparing to contest election results that he personally dislikes is an absolute betrayal of the trust Utahns have placed in him.”
Alliance for a Better Utah is a nonprofit that holds politicians accountable and advocates for progressive policies that make Utah an even better place. The organization improves the lives of all Utahns through advocacy, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.