Petition alleges Attorney General John Swallow violated Utah election laws

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  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    March 8, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    Based on Swallow's own admissions, he violated transparancy principles with the use of the boat. Is that alone worthy of jail or prosecution?... I think not! However, is it worthy of Mr. Swallow 'doing the right thing' and removing himself from office. I say "Yes"! His actions are a direct contradiction to the principles of the position he holds.

    Do us all a favor, resign... let the Gov/Republican appoint a new person and let the State move on! This is getting to be "old news" and we the citizens of the State deserve better!

  • MemoFromA Demo SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 8, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    We're going to get Swallow, one way or another. You Republicans might have the majorities in Utah, but we Democrats have the courts and we're out to bring Swallow down.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    March 8, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    To "JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt" personally I don't support Swallow but I don't think he should be kicked out of office either.

    The issue here is what laws were broken. So far nobody that is calling for his resignation has been able to say what laws he broke. Do we impeach people because we don't like what they did, or because they broke a law?

    This story should be put to bed until the Feds finish going over the records and can pronounce what laws (if any) have been broken.

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    March 8, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    The feds will investigate only for federal law violations, not state law violations. The Governor and Legislature refuse and fail to do anything. If citizens are not willing to submit to the corruption, what else can they do?

  • Martin Blank Salt Lake City, UT
    March 8, 2013 7:08 a.m.

    Interesting that the Deseret News is reporting that the principals behind this are Democrats, when at least one of the "two attorneys" who "accompanied" them is a signatory to the petition and a former Republican legislator and member of Alliance for a Better Utah.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 8, 2013 5:31 a.m.

    Isn't it true that we are judged according to the company we keep? Just a thought.

    Swallow should resign. This is not going away, and it really isn't a partisan matter.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    March 7, 2013 7:06 p.m.

    Interesting that despite Swallow admitting he used Johnson's personal goodies that people still support him. This is crooked and the sooner people in Utah stop automatically voting for the R in the name, the sooner we will get better government. The kind that doesn't give away 13 million dollars for no work being done on Utah roads, then hiring the same company to make a faulty highway in Utah County.

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    I have followed the Swallow stories quite closely, ever since they first surfaced, and I think the full story needs to come out. But I think the group that filed the petition today is self-serving. With a federal investigation just getting underway, the justice system should run its course before private "do gooders" jump in to save us from Mr. Swallow. They will do more harm than good. Jut let the federal attorney do their jobs without everyone else trying to get their names in the papers.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    March 7, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    Petition alledges?

    Petitions don't adjudicate our laws.
    It's time for the Harper Valley PTA to take a hike.

  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    March 7, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    Two top Democrats make allegations & its not politically motivated? Sharks smell blood but its not a feeding frenzy. Hang in their John Swallow maybe the calvary will arrive?

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    March 7, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    Yeah, it's a witch hunt. Hang in Mr. Swallow. There are a lot of us who support you.