Tag: elections

Efforts to sow distrust in elections continue in Utah

For the past month and a half, an old fashioned roadshow has been taking place in counties across our state. While that may recall images of traveling salesmen or theater troupes, this roadshow was more of a mix between a bad circus and an evangelical huckster. And the man who swept through town? He spread

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Debunking misinformation

In 2020, AZ Congressman Paul Gosar tweeted an image that appeared to show former President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands. Reporters quickly debunked the photo as an altered fake of a real photo between Obama and former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. But the fake was shared thousands of times. As elections

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3 more “Rs” for Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day! Started 52 years ago, Earth Day is an opportunity for us to focus on our personal obligation to the planet we live on. It is also a chance to join together with organizations and other residents of the planet to get involved in environmental stewardship. As a civic engagement enthusiast,

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Press Release: Better Utah comment on Trump vote-by-mail tweet

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Earlier today, President Donald Trump tweeted, “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly,

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to McAdams impeachment announcement

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Ben McAdams announced he will vote in favor of impeachment.  Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “In spite of out-of-state special interest groups dumping tens of thousands of dollars into Utah to try

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The case for artists in elected office

When I was in middle school I had three passions: music, performing, and arguing. I performed in school plays, sang in choirs, took dance and voice lessons, and joined the debate team. In 8th grade Social Studies we participated in a Constitutional Debate event with other students in our district–an event that was held at

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2018 Midterms

The voting is done, the ballots are being counted. Some victories have been declared and some are still too close to call. We’re all on pins and needles to see how everything finally resolves, and the Better Utah staff took a moment to reflect on the 2018 midterms.   Katie: As of this writing, it

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