“Whether or not you agree that the caucus and convention did NOT favor the incumbent, wealthy or famous, as being a good thing, the New Count My Vote 2.1 is worse.
Currently you can at least watch what your legislator does during the session and if you don’t like it, you can either run or help someone run against them by filing after the session ends.
CMV 2.1 changes the deadline to be selected by the party OR to submit signatures by the first business day after March 1st., lines 469, 476). (worse than CMV2.0)
They are saying we have to have the caucus and county and state party conventions during February, when the Utah Legislature is meeting!
This takes away part of the accountability of these elected officials.
Most of the bills will pass after the new proposed filing deadline and it will take time prior to qualify and so it would be two years until you have a chance to hold your State Representative accountable or perhaps four years for your State Senator or Governor depending on their end of term.
So much for accountability to the people. Is this initiative is written to protect incumbents?” – Fred Cox
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