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.”

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

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