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Letter: Let's hope Count My Vote compromise brings changes

Published March 9, 2014 10:19 pm

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To paraphrase Ivan Doig, you couldn't get elected town idiot in this state without an "R" next to your name. So it is with guarded optimism that I greet the news of the compromise reached between the Count My Vote movement and its opponents ("Deal on Count My Vote gets lawmakers' OK, sent to gov," Tribune, March 5).

Rep. John Stanard, R-St. George, is concerned that the bill will be the death knell of the caucus system. Well, bring it on. The so-called ordinary people who wield enormous influence in this system are disenfranchising the rest of us.

I follow politics but simply wouldn't have the time to attend party meetings. I faithfully vote in our shanghaied primaries and the general elections but am disappointed most of the time by my options. Hopefully this bill will change matters and we will elect a few fewer village idiots in the state of Utah.

Paul Corrigan

Salt Lake City