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Published: Wednesday, April 18 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

I always have a hard time understanding why someone would say, "Most voters won't have a say in choosing party nominees, unless there is a primary election."

I showed up to my precinct caucus. I had a vote in electing a couple of representatives from my precinct. They will represent our precinct at the state convention on Saturday. So I, as a voter, had "a say in choosing party nominees." I won't be at the convention myself, but I will be represented.

As far as I can tell, every voter in Utah had the same opportunity that I had. Every voter had "a say in choosing party nominees." From this perspective, the statement in the article is blatantly false and misleading, and puts the caucus/convention system in a falsely negative light, and continues the false negative stereotyping of Utah's wonderful system.

South Jordan, UT

"Most voters won't have a say in choosing party nominees, unless there is a primary election."

Taking this thought to its logical conclusion is like saying, "Most voters won't have a say in the U.S. Senate. Only 2 Utahns out of over 2 million will have a say in the Senate." Gee, I thought that the 2 Senators represent all of the voters of Utah. Maybe I missed something, and all Utahns are expected to show up regularly at the U.S. Senate chambers to cast 2 million senatorial votes?

Ralph West Jordan
Taylorsville, UT

Re: sjgf
When you say "showing up gives me a say" that is just what it gives me, just that a say. Problem is it gives me no guarantee that my view or opinion will be voted! On the other hand, a primary gives me one vote one person and quarantees my vote! When you come to think of it; if we had a primary instead of the caucus system, would this discussion be necessary?


I appreciate this effort from the Deseret News that presents to us delegates with different views but who appear to be seeking information before deciding who they will support at Convention.

I hope that all the delegates, or the vast majority, will do likewise.

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