Fair Elections Utah
Working to improve, but not gut, our neighborhood election caucus system.
The Caucus System in Utah is the best way to make sure a grass roots process can work over large amounts of money. It is the only way someone with $100,000 can go against someone with $2,000,000 in election funds. We had a system that did NOT favor the incumbent, wealthy or famous. This was a good thing. SB 54 made things bad. The New Count My Vote is worse.
Why vote down the take over compromise at the convention
a period spanning 2 years, I had the best floor attendance record for
floor votes in the entire Utah legislature. I wanted to hear what Rep.
King, Rep. Powell, Rep. Bird, and Rep. Noel were going to say. Even
though I had read the bills in advance, discussing them could cause me
to change my mind or figure out a better way, solving the concerns of
That is being proposed to be removed from the caucus
meeting. Dropping off our votes but not discussing. That is what is
wrong with Washington DC. They don't listen to each other in a meeting.
They watch from their offices. We need to change that not follow it.
I am not in favor of changing the 60% threshold and changing to 65% will not get the Count My Vote / Buy My Vote people to back off, they also want:
if the caucus event is opened up so everyone can participate even if
they cannot attend at a specific place at a specific time" .
I say go watch WALL-E from Pixar again, the people on the spaceship.
I like the idea of improving the caucus meeting so everyone that was not at the meeting can find out who represents them and who to contact. We can make the meetings so someone can come for two hours and vote.
are talking neighborhood town halls. We aren't just meeting to elect
delegates. I believe the Count My Vote / Buy My Vote group would ruin that.
The current system does not protect the incumbent, wealthy or famous. I think that is a good thing.