Is the Utah Republican Party determined to kill itself?

James Evans

Even though I’ve long maintained that Utah Republican Party Chair James Evans is kind of a dumpster fire of a state party chair, I still continue to be surprised at some of his awful decisions. While I’m no fan of CMV and the capitulation compromise that is SB54, he seems to be doing his darndest to play into every single stereotype and trope rolled out by supporters. At the same time, whatever monkey is in charge of the official Utah GOP Twitter account thought it would be an awesome idea…

21 gifs to explain the Utah Republican Party’s SB 54 lawsuit

Last week,  Senator Todd Weiler wrote a well thought out post explaining the Utah Republican Party’s SB-54 lawsuit. I thought his post was amazing and informative, and it inspired debates within the Republican Party. Utah’s politicos seem divided on the issue, which has some party insiders with two separate, yet equally understandable reactions. First: On the left you have the Republicans Who think they have valid arguments and are going to win the Lawsuit. On the right we see the republican who sees some validity to the arguments but knows they are going…

Sen. Bramble gets year-end recognition for role in Count My Vote compromise [UPH Wire]

Contact: Isaac Holyoak Communications Director, Alliance for a Better UTAH 801.664.9751 | isaac@betterutah.org – – – – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 15, 2014 Sen. Bramble gets year-end recognition for role in Count My Vote compromise – – – – – Salt Lake City — In what some will certainly call a case of strange bedfellows, good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH awarded its first 2014 Better Beehive Award to Sen. Curt Bramble for his efforts in engineering the Count My Vote compromise, or SB54. That bill,…

Buzz: Legislators are considering instant runnoff voting (IRV) in 2015

Hot on the heals of the Count My Vote changes to Utah’s nomination system that in SB54, passed in the 2014 Utah Legislative Session, the rumor mill is churning with a possible change to primary elections as early as 2015. Our sources say that Republican legislators are mulling a change that would implement instant runoff voting (IRV). IRV is similar to the multiple rounds of voting method currently used in the caucus/convention system by the major political parties in Utah. In IRV, voters rank the candidates on their ballot in…