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Governor wants Utah GOP’s ‘Count My Vote’ lawsuit tossed

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Feb 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-03 14:42:06-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Utah Republican Party over the so-called “Count My Vote” bill.

In a formal answer to the GOP’s lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, the governor and the attorney general’s office urged a federal judge to dismiss the GOP’s lawsuit over SB54.

The GOP is suing over a compromise bill that lets political candidates skip the caucus/convention system if they gather enough signatures to get on the ballot. A hearing has been scheduled for next week.

Read the governor’s response to the lawsuit here: