1. The "bill" Count My Vote, or proposed law is flawed, terribly so. Even some of the strongest supporters admit the legislature will have to fix it if this mess passes.
We tell public officials to kill these kind of
errors in committee, not skip the public hearing, not read the bill and
vote to send it to the floor of the legislature to decide if it should
pass or not.
That is exactly what Count My Vote is telling
people to do. Sign it, unread, and hope everyone realizes next fall it
doesn't deliver. They could have amended it but chose not to and by
law, can no longer amend the "bill".
2. This proposed law will
cost taxpayers millions, $1 Million the first year and almost that every
2 years, with about 1/2 of the unfunded mandate being picked up by the
less populous counties, the ones that the same proposed law will cause
to be flyover places where the candidates and elected officials won't
3. When Utah tried a direct primary in
1937 to 1947, it came with a run off primary, so the majority would
elect the nominee. When the voting turn out and the cost drove the
public and the media to reject that system - a compromise,
caucus/convention and run off primary was created. We have that today.
Count My Vote not only removes the nominating for general elections
using delegates, it removes the run off primary system we have and nominees
will no longer be selected out of a 2 person race.
political royalty sponsors of Count My Vote loved the current system
when the turnout to the neighborhood caucus elections meetings (GOP) was
about 25,000, but when it exceeded 50,000 and 100,000, they no longer
want that system because they no longer have the power. They don't tell
you that the same delegates, proposed to be elected by closer to 10,000
attendees will still pick nominees such as the replacement for Spencer
5. They claim more people will be able to vote. A large percentage of
voters will not affiliate to vote in the GOP primary election and those
same people will not be able to vote in a "GOP" direct primary under
Count My Vote. They will get to pay more as Count My Vote makes sure
the parties will not be picking up the tab they currently do, it will be
the taxpayers, unaffiliated or not.
Don't sign, just to vote on it later. Do read it. Do find out more. I
trust if you actually understand what you will get, you will not sign
the Count My Vote / Buy My vote initiative.