Monday, June 29, 2015

Election Law Changes Spark Friction at GOP meeting

The Deseret News presents more evidence of crippling  Utah Republic Party dysfunction, with this morning's "telling story." Here's D-News reporter Lisa Riley Roche's lede:
SANDY — There was friction Saturday among members of the Utah Republican Party's governing body over how to comply with a controversial law changing the candidate nominating process that they're challenging in court.
The GOP's State Central Committee meeting at the Salt Lake Community College's Sandy campus started with a closed session with the party's legal counsel that lasted 1 ½ hours.
Afterward, a third of the 15 agenda items dealing with the details of the party's caucus and convention system for choosing candidates to represent the party were scrapped.
Debate erupted over several of the remaining proposals, including an amendment to the party's constitution stating that candidates with enough support at the party's convention "shall proceed to the general election."
Check out the full story, folks:
Sodden observation  If the Utah GOP wants to retain any credibiltiy and/or relevance in Utah, it needs to DROP its lawsuit, for starters.

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