Salt Lake Tribune: Judge Upholds Signature-gathering System Despite Utah Republicans’ Protests
Via the Salt Lake Tribune:
A federal judge has upheld a new political nominating system that allows Utah Republican candidates to bypass the party's caucus and convention system in favor of gathering voter signatures instead — dealing a defeat to the state GOP.
U.S. District Judge David Nuffer's ruling Friday evening comes a week before the Utah Republican Party is set to choose candidates for Congress, governor and other offices at its convention.
Nuffer said the change "doesn't interfere with the state GOP's constitutional rights and is a legitimate action by the state to manage elections."