Utah GOP gets desperate with freshman Fred Cox’s anti-Count My Vote bill

Salt Lake City — The Utah Republican Party is running out of tricks in its efforts to halt the widely backed Count My Vote compromise. A House committee rejected a bill today by Rep. Fred Cox that would have delayed implementation of SB54, the Count My Vote compromise, while the Utah GOP mounts its lawsuit.

Alliance for a Better UTAH, a long time supporter of improving Utah’s electoral processes, has issued the following statement in response to Cox’s bill.

“Rep. Fred Cox’s bill is the latest in a string of attempts to stall or gut the Count My Vote compromise despite statewide support for this important legislation,” said Maryann Martindale, executive director. “The Count My Vote reforms are necessary for making sure the voices of mainstream Utahns are heard in our electoral process. Rep. Fred Cox’s opposition is one more indication of an extreme ideology at work, proving just how out of touch he is with the rest of Utah. Any efforts to delay or repeal the Count My Vote reforms should be met with skepticism.”

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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. Fred
    Feb, 18, 2015

    Asking for time is extreme? Allowing more than a few weeks last year for the UT GOP to make the changes prior to its annual convention or no time this year after it for the counties to make the changes while a lawsuit, that has merit, is in process? SB 54 requires all 29 county conventions and the state convention to be held in 2016 in two weeks. It also requires double the number of delegates to be at the conventions unless voting method is changed. Reasonable?

    • Perry l Howell
      Feb, 22, 2015

      If you change or do away with last years bill I will go to independent rather than remain registered as a republican

  2. Perry l Howell
    Feb, 22, 2015

    I live in Pleasant Grove and would like to get up dates from my reps on ongoing issues

  3. Fred
    Jul, 19, 2018

    Asking for time is extreme? Allowing more than a few weeks last year for the UT GOP to make the changes prior to its annual convention or no time this year after it for the counties to make the changes while a lawsuit, that has merit, is in process? SB 54 requires all 29 county conventions and the state convention to be held in 2016 in two weeks. It also requires double the number of delegates to be at the conventions unless voting method is changed. Reasonable?

    • Perry l Howell
      Jul, 19, 2018

      If you change or do away with last years bill I will go to independent rather than remain registered as a republican

  4. Perry l Howell
    Jul, 19, 2018

    I live in Pleasant Grove and would like to get up dates from my reps on ongoing issues