FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined other Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to submit an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of Texas’ unprecedented request to overturn the certified election results of four states.
Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement in response:
“The basis of American democracy is that the people pick their leaders, leaders do not pick their voters. Sean Reyes’ continued effort to delegitimize a democratic election—one the federal government has deemed the ‘most secure in American history’—by throwing out people’s votes is beyond the pale for a state attorney general. Escalating this partisan warfare to the Supreme Court can only be regarded as one final desperate Hail Mary in an attempt to maintain party control at the expense of the people. Sean Reyes’ partisan backflips continue to show that he is unfit to be Utah’s chief law enforcement officer. Utah leaders from all political parties should condemn his actions on behalf of our state.”
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.