Count My Vote citizens Initiative matter, we're delighted to follow up our WCF writeup of March 6, 2014, wherein we reported that Utah State Senator Curt Bramble's compomise bill, SB 54, which establishes a new dual-track system for Utah election nominations, had successfully cleared the Utah legislature, we're delighted to provide links to morning's main Utah media stories, reporting that Governor Herbert has now signed this landmark legislation into law:
- Herbert OKs changes to caucus system
- Count My Vote halts initiative drive after governor signs deal
- Guv signs bill, ending Count My Vote bid
As an added bonus, we'll link this morning's Deseret News Op-ed piece, wherein our beloved Weber County-based Utah State Senator Stuart Reid, weirdly enough, not only agrees with us, but takes it all to a new level.
Here's the lede, WCF political wonks:
Some believe the passage of SB54, “Election Amendments,” will be the death of the caucus and convention system in Utah. I am not one of them. Instead, I believe it will have far more reaching consequences, not the least of which is the death of the two-party system and the birth of a new, two-intra-party system within the Utah Republican Party. -Stuart ReidAnd here's Senator Reid's full rant:
- Reid not Republican enough? Both parties wary after longtime Democrat switches in attempt to fill Greiner's seat
There's a first time for everything, we guess.