I was more than a little dismayed at this quote from Brandon Beckham on KSL: "We're telling the people of the state, the citizens of Utah, that the state government cannot interfere with a private organization and tell us how to choose our nominees" ("'Keep My Voice' initiative seeks to undo SB 54 Process," Jan. 11).
Is the Utah Republican Central Committee a private organization that the rest of the Republicans in Utah are not affiliated with? Is the candidate that you pick the only one qualified to run for office? Are the rest of the people in Utah not as smart as you few private organizers? I hope that wasn't what he meant, but that is what I heard loud and clear.