Lacey Smith

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Count My Vote counts on ignorance

In Current Events, Politics on September 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Utah’s Count My Vote initiative took formal steps last week (Wednesday, September 18) by filing paperwork with the Lt. Governor’s office. This allows them to start counting signatures for a ballot initiative which would end Utah’s Caucus system. This debate is really heating up as the Utah Republican State Central Committee took up the issue over the weekend as well.

Count My Vote appears to be hip, popular and smart sense. After all, who doesn’t want to marginalize the fringe crazies? Who doesn’t want their vote to count? Who doesn’t want more flexibility in the polls? Who doesn’t want more voter participation?

It sounds sooo good.

But it’s a power-grab and it’s funded by a few people with deep pockets. More than that, CMV preys on voter ignorance, using catchy phrases and smart campaigning to chip away at voter rights as it attempts to destroy one of the most grassroots forms of government in the nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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