Senator Weiler joined Paul Mero on KVNU to discuss purity tests and fees for candidates, and Chair Evans called in. There was shouting [Audio].
Paul Mero later elaborated on his criticism of “litmus tests” for candidates being a bad for the party.
Senator Bramble weighed, saying without SB 54 there’d be no caucus system at all.
Republican Party Executive Committee votes by secret ballot: No fees, but moving forward with interviews for candidates.
More background from the archives:
Sen. Weiler’s 10 Things You Need to Know About the Utah Republican Party’s SB54 Lawsuit. Or if you prefer, 21 gifs that explain.
Chairman James Evans spells out his reasoning for the lawsuit.
Count My Vote’s not-so-subtle threat to lawmakers to begin new signature drive if they undo SB54.
Would Count My Vote or SB54 ‘compromise’ really increase turnout?