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.
And DN's opinion means????
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.
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.
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.
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?