Count My Vote in the News
march 7, 2015: utah gop votes to hold presidential caucus, despite plea from mitt romney (deseret news)
"The caucus and convention system is set to change next year as a result of a compromise reached between lawmakers and organizers of the Count My Vote initiative, which would have replaced it with a direct primary."
"SB54 was a deal the Legislature made, supposedly in good faith. The state should go through at least one election cycle with that system in place. Only then would it be appropriate to entertain any corrections."
"Few new laws have been as misunderstood or controversial as last year’s SB54, but now the State Elections Office has posted a FAQ web page on the dual-track candidate nomination law."
"The Utah GOP is embroiled in a battle over a compromise reached with lawmakers last year that ended the Count My Vote initiative to replace the state's unique caucus and convention system for selecting nominees with a direct primary."
"That new law allows candidates to qualify for a primary either by gathering signatures or going through the caucus-convention system. It was a compromise to stop a ballot initiative by Count My Vote that would have replaced conventions with a direct primary. Romney endorsed Count My Vote."
"Utah Republican Party leaders and some legislators have labored to overturn or weaken the provisions of SB54. They got one step closer to their goal earlier this week."