Constitution Party seeks to jump into GOP ‘Count My Vote’ lawsuit

Posted at 10:34 AM, Dec 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-26 12:34:04-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Another political party is seeking to jump into the Republican Party’s lawsuit over a “Count My Vote” related bill.

In a Christmas Eve filing, the Constitution Party of Utah is asking to intervene in the GOP’s lawsuit against the state of Utah over SB54.

Read the Constitution Party’s motion to intervene here:

The GOP has maintained that SB54 — which allows political candidates to skip the caucus/convention system if they gather enough signatures to get on the ballot — is unconstitutional. SB54 was a compromise by the Utah State Legislature that ended the “Count My Vote” initiative that would have replaced the caucus system with a primary election.

Recently, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes recused himself from defending the state in the lawsuit because he has donated to the Republican Party.