We already have a system that works. We should use the same system used to fill
vacancies in the state legislature. We should have the state delegates
representing this area for the vacancy vote on the temporary replacement until
the next scheduled election. This is quick, cheaper and proven to work. We
need our full 4 representatives in the US Congress.It is interesting
that individuals are quick to criticize the legal costs spent over the past
years, but so quick to spend a couple million dollars for a special election.
Neither the legislature or the governor should choose the temporary replacement.
It should be the state delegates.
Good job, governor. The last thing we want is a closed republican caucus on
capitol hill choosing one of its own to put on the ballot. Get the message
representative Hughes, we don't trust your group in closed door meetings.
Thank you Gov. Herbert.I definitely don't want a bunch of
"party delegates" choosing the primary nominees.Let the
voters vote and have their say before any "vetting" by party delegates.
Read how Iran chooses who gets access to the ballot. Way to go Gov.
Herbert! Lets not be like Iran.
Chaffetz will leave effective June 30th. So, we wait until August for a
primary, then November for an election? I will not be represented in Congress
for 5 months? THe Gov. needs to have the power to appoint a
temporary Congressman until a replacement can be elected.Politicians
filing lawsuits to delay this should not be elected to any office again, ever!
Thank you, Governor Herbert! Let the voters have their full, unfiltered say.Executive overreach? No way. Utah law states: "When a
vacancy occurs for any reason in the office of a representative in Congress, the
governor shall issue a proclamation calling an election to fill the
vacancy." Section 20A-1-502(1) Utah Code Ann. Hmm. Sounds like
lawmakers are criticizing the governor for doing the job he is legally required
to do. Good luck with the lawsuit. Hope you're using campaign donations and
not taxpayer funds on that one.
@Impartial7It's a little naive to think Herbert is opposing the
will of the State Legislature (the people's house) to help the people. The Governor is simply protecting his friends and gaming the system in their
favor.Which one do you think is actually reflecting public interest:
a unanimous state house and senate on one side or one governor?
The voters always have a choice. They can vote for anyone they want. The Democrats can choose to nominate better candidates than Misty Snow and
Hillary.What some want is to steal the GOP brand while opposing the
bulk of the Republican platform. Let every party nominate who they
will and then let the voters decide who they want. Stop trying to steal the GOP
name. Theft is wrong.
I hope the GOP elite ( we all know they are ) brought extra handkerchiefs today
after hearing this news.
The Utah GOP Legislature wants to play Kingmaker. That's the problem with
a one party government in this state. Never thought I'd praise Herbert, but
he seems to be the only one to give the public (the ones that pay the salaries
of Utah politicians) a choice. C'mon Utah, vote some people out of office
until they understand that WE matter.