In our opinion: Dropping the SB 54 lawsuit is the best move for Utah's GOP

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  • Wotan Herriman, UT
    Nov. 9, 2017 7:38 a.m.

    Political parties are one of the tools that the self important few use to dominate the political landscape. They should be abolished. Also, money should be taken out of politics. Money is not free speech, it is bribery.

  • Experienced Mom West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 8, 2017 11:39 a.m.

    And DN's opinion means????

  • today gunnison, UT
    Nov. 5, 2017 9:18 p.m.

    Why not get closure and let the courts decide the constitutionally of the state government determining how a political party chooses its candidates. Could it be if the courts rule against SB54 it would mean that CMV’s initiative would also be unconstitutional?

    If SB54 is upheld then it shows that a dual way to the ballot is constitutional end of that debate.

    CMV is trying to limit the ability to be on the ballot by doing away with a dual path ironic when they tout that their purpose is to increase voter choices.

    The caucus system allows rural Utah representation that is lost with a direct primary. The state GOP needs to increase their threshold to 70 % as this would result in more primaries and also the need for candidates to also campaign in the counties in rural Utah.

    Plus CMV's initiative cost cost the tax payers an extra 3 million dollars per partisan election cycle.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Nov. 4, 2017 10:09 a.m.

    I find it interesting that republicans will interject themselves into other private organizations like unions for example but they do not want anybody telling them what to do.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2017 9:38 a.m.

    If we really want to have a democratic process in Utah we need to do two things:

    1) Drop the absurdly difficult barriers to additional parties getting ballot access.

    2) Have runoff style primaries where party affiliation is largely ignored.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 4, 2017 8:47 a.m.

    Utah probably has the most lopsided political party domination in the US. Yet, Republican leadership is still not happy. They don't have to spend time trying to win elections, that's a given with the majority of Utahn's never pulling a "D" lever. Instead, they spend their time infighting, backstabbing, gerrymandering and figuring out ways to gain and keep even more power. They act like spoiled, undisciplined children. Do they allow any adults in their Committee?