Voted for Herrod and proud of it too. As long as another conservative and not
moderate gets into congress.
NoNames, this is a free country, we can join whatever party we wish to belong
So, "GOP congressional primary may be too close to call." I remember
back in 2008 there was another highly contested 3rd CD GOP primary between
incumbent, Rep. Chris Cannon and new comer Jason Chaffetz. Up until the night
of the election the Utah polling company, Dan Jones and Associates was calling
this election, "To close to call," but after it was over Chaffetz had
won by 19 percentage points. Since then polls have become even more unreliable
to near the point of being useless. The main problem with this
primary will be the political shenanigans being played out in Utah and Summit
Counties, compounded by the mail-in ballots. If it is close, this election will
probably play out in the courts, due to the errors in these two counties
allowing non-republicans to vote in the republican primary.
Voter suppression is indeed a matter of grave concern. I would be interested in
what Ms. Dennehy considers voter suppression. Is it merely asking someone to
prove they are who they say they are? I don't believe that constitutes
@It Begins In Utah:Why should those who won't even bother to
affiliate with the GOP presume to have any input whatsoever into who the GOP
candidate is?How about the voters and legislators stop making the
GOP hold a primary election even if the duly elected neighborhood delegates have
selected their nominee? Why should someone be allowed to steal the successful
Republican brand name if he won't even bother to meet with those who have
been duly elected to represent Republican voters?It is easy for the
Democrats, Socialist Party, Communist Party, Green Party, and Utah United Party
to claim they have open primaries when they almost never actually have a primary
election. These parties select their nominee in closed convention, quite often
even before convention. Then the presume to brag about having open primaries?
Primaries that rarely actually happen and when they do almost never have any
significant offices?Be honest and honorable enough to let every
party select their best standard bearers without outside interference.
Independents have easy ballot access. Then vote as you see fit in the general
"GOP congressional primary may be too close to call"=======So, how's bout the idea of simply not bothering trying to
"call" it?Isn't the whole point of an election to let
"the people" determine the outcome? Otherwise, if "calling" an
election actually had any validity, why bother with the election?If
the last presidential election didn't teach all of the so-called
prognosticators of the futility and foolishness of their fascination with
predicting election outcomes, I don't know what could.
It would all be a lot easier if they just had open primaries and let
unaffiliated voters vote.If not, then at least stop making the
majority of Utah taxpayers fund an election they have no say in. Please.
This article is confusing. The headline says "too close to call," but
the story is about chaos in registration and counting. These are too different
topics.Deseret News had been reporting on polls that show Curtis
running away with the race. After reading the story I'm not sure if DN is
sticking with that.Personally, I think Herrod is the best candidate.
Ainge is just a name and Curtis lost my confidence over the police chief
problem.We'll know one of these days.
Honestly, registration or changing party affiliation for voting in Primary
elections should have to happen before anyone knows which parties will or will
not have a primary election.If someone isn't interested enough
in the GOP to register as a Republican before they know whether there will be a
primary, before they know whether the Democrats or Libertarians or Socialist
Party will be having primaries, then that person has no business presuming to
help pick the GOP nominee.Playing some game by voting in a GOP
primary when you know full well you'll never vote for the GOP nominee, even
if it is the guy you voted for in the primary, is inherently dishonest. It is
like a BYU student presuming to help pick the captain of the UoU football team
with full intent to make it as easy as possible for BYU to win the game against
the U. There is no honor nor integrity to such a course of action.Support your own team or party. Put forth the best candidate you can. Make
your appeals to the electorate. And let the chips fall where they may. Win or
lose, have honor.Affiliating just to affect a nomination process is
cowardly and dishonest.