Count My Vote in the News
february 18, 2014: former gov. leavitt: bill on caucus system denies utahns' right (salt lake tribune)
“He has cleverly put the language of the initiative word for word into the statute and then created a set of conditions that eliminate the impact,” Leavitt said. “That type of legislating should not and, in the long run, will not prevent the will of the people exercising a constitutional right.”
The proposed initiative will translate this support into noticeable action. I encourage everyone, particularly those who understand the value of education, to sign the petition.
The poll contains good news for Count My Vote proponents -- 64% of UVP respondents favored moving to a primary system.
february 16, 2014: committee passes bill looking to head off count my vote (city weekly)
Still the more defiant caucus supporters argued that Bramble's bill would infringe upon political parties First Amendment rights in dictating how they gather and nominate their candidates.
Organizers behind an initiative aimed at changing the way Utahns select candidates for political office say a bill in the Utah legislature is aimed at making their initiative meaningless, and they said such legislation is detrimental.