UTAH SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINION OF 4-1 RULING (aBOUT BALLOT INITIATIVES REMOVAL OF SIGNATURES CAMPAIGN)
LEHI, UT — October 11, 2019 -- After more than a year of waiting, the Utah State Supreme Court released its reasoning for keeping Count My Vote (CMV) off the 2018 General Election ballot, despite CMV’s legal attempt to subvert voters’ voices.
"I find it interesting that an organization with the name Count My Vote went all the way to the Utah Supreme Court to fight against a voter's right to vote the way they choose,” said Phill Wright, Executive Director of Keep My Voice. “Now that Keep My Voice successfully stopped CMV from destroying the Utah Caucus/Convention System, there is no longer a need for the ‘compromise’ between the State and CMV that produced SB54; it’s time for the legislature and the governor to repeal SB54," he added.
The court’s 4-1 opinion cements the legitimacy of removal campaigns. CMV’s one-and-a-half-million-dollar ballot initiative still wasn’t enough to buy the votes needed and should cause pause for future potential initiatives. Nearly 60% of initiative signers removed their signature from the CMV petition after a member of KMV’s team spoke with them. How can a voter initiative lose more than half its signers? Such a high number casts serious doubt on CMV’s claim of widespread support.
To read the Utah Supreme Court's opinion, visit https://www.utcourts.gov/opinions/...