Andrew J. Marksen you don't think making decisions such as redistricting that
will have a major impact on this state in closed caucus is disenfranchising the
citizens of this state? Why can't they do their business in the light of the
day where the citizens can see what is going on. Usually when you have to do
something behind closed doors it is because you don't anyone to know what you
are up to. I personally am not as interested in the decision as I am in the
process. What do the republicans have to hide?
The King map (which is excellent) does not divide Salt Lake County
"twice" as stated in the article. It divides it once, which is
reasonable. In fact nearly all counties are left intact by the King map, with
only Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties having any splits at all.Characterizing anyone who opposed gerrymandering as "partisan" or
"angry" is a ridiculous bit of editorializing in the first paragraph
of this article. Is the point of a newspaper to report the facts, or to present
an opinion right off the bat that colors the rest of an article.
The "public" is not angry. The Democrats are. There is a big
difference. It is not the Republicans disenfranchising me in an election year.
The Democrats have been calculating their every move to maximize the political
impact. Jeopardize Utah's representation and prevent anyone from voting in the
hopes Republicans will fold, very nefarious. No wonder they are the minority
party. Too bad their temper tantrum has such a high price. Democrats take your
ball and go home. Utah has had enough of the redistricting hostage taking you
have engaged in.